Effect of the closure of Wellington Airport during 2020-2021 on the aeromedical transport of patients

Richard James made this Official Information request to Hawke's Bay District Health Board

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From: Richard James

Dear Hawke's Bay District Health Board,

Please see the recent OIA request to NASO here:

The Ministry of Health has only partially answered this. I have been redirected to each DHB to provide additional information.

Please could you provide all information you may have regarding the effects on aeromedical transfer of patients caused by Wellington Airport's night-time runway closures during 2020-201


- The number of patients affected (who could not be transferred, were taken to other airports, or transfer was delayed) & assessment of any harm caused to them
- Any assessment of the financial cost to Hawke's Bay aeromedical services caused by Wellington Airport runway closures

Yours faithfully,

Richard James

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From: Kristie Saywell
Hawke's Bay District Health Board

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Good morning Richard,


Please find attached a response to your Office Information Act request
regarding the effect of the Wellington airport closure on aeromedical


Kind regards



Nâku noa, nâ

Kristie Saywell

OIA Coordinator and Communications Advisor

Communications Service

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Private Bag 9014, Hastings 4156

T: 06 878-8109 Extn: 6326



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