Planning and Funding Telephone: 0064 3 364 4193
P O Box 1600
18 October 2021
Email: [FYI request #17207 email]
RE Official Information Act request WCDHB 9620
We are writing to acknowledge your email dated 15 October 2021 requesting the fol owing information under
the Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifical y:
1. Which PET CT suppliers do you use for your PET CT referrals?
2. How are the tenders for these referrals accessed and when are they put out to tender?
3. Are any of your PET CT referrals currently under contract with your suppliers and if so when are the
contracts up for renewal?
4. Are there any extra costs to the DHB for providing PET CT scans to patients, e.g. travel costs,
We wil 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, and taking into account the public holiday for Labour Day (25 October)
we wil notify you no later than 15 November 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 Sal e
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
of this Act or section 12 o
f the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 shal , 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);
(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 wil notify you of an extension of that