Rates of Patient Transfers Outside of Auckland

Scout Barbour-Evans made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Scout Barbour-Evans

Tēnā koe Ministry of Health,

I appreciate that you will be receiving a lot of OIA requests at the moment. Thank you in advance for providing the data we need to understand this outbreak. The following is yet another request being made in accordance with the Official Information Act.

I am searching for data that breaks down the rates of hospital patients unable to be treated in Auckland DHBs due to the current Delta outbreak. My understanding is that the Ministry has oversight of these transfers as the over arching manager of different DHBs, please do advise me if I need to ask elsewhere.

1. How many patients have been transported from Auckland to other DHBs to receive emergent care unable to be provided otherwise?
2. Of those patients, can you please provide a breakdown of the DHBs these patients have been sent to?
2. Of those patients, can you please provide a breakdown of the departmental/medical area those patients are needing transportation for? eg: NICU, surgical, medical etc.

Thank you for your work,

Scout Barbour-Evans

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