Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600,
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4193
CHRISTCHURCH [email address];
15 September 2021
[FYI request #16754 email];
Dear Paul Jones
RE Official Information Act request CDHB 10713
We are writing to acknowledge your email dated 14 September 2021 requesting the following information
under the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB. Specifically:
1. The Triaged Protocol used for Covid-19 cases in Hospitals under your district used for assessing
patient case severity.
2. For each level of severity, provide the treatment protocol given including medicines and dosage
3. What Antivirals, Immune-Modulators, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-coagulant, and Convalescent
plasma's are used along with there Indications.
We will consider your request against the provisions of the Official Information Act (see below) and advise you
of our decision regarding the release of information within 20 working days (being the statutory timeframe
provided within the Act.)
Accordingly, we will notify you no later than 13 October 2021 of our decision.
Your request is being handled by Kathleen Smitheram. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact
either myself (details above) or Kathleen. ([email address];
phone (03) 364-4134).
Please refer to the OIA number above when phoning or emailing. If any additional factors come to light which
are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.
Ralph La Salle Team Leader
Planning, Funding & Decision Support
15 Decisions on requests
(1) Subject to this Act, the department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to whom a request is made in
accordance with section 12 o
r is transferred in accordance with section 14 o
f this Act or section 12 o
f the Local
Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 shall, as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any
case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request is received by that department or
Minister of the Crown or organisation,—
(1)(a) decide whether the request is to be granted and, if it is to be granted, in what manner and for what
charge (if any); and (1)(b) give or post to the person who made the request notice of the decision on the
request [If we are unable to make a decision on your request by the date noted above, we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.]