Official Information Act
OIA Manager | Corporate Services
Mob: 021 366 664
E: [email address]
Te Toka Tumai
Auckland District Health Board
Lvl 12, Building 1, Grafton,
21 November 2021
By email: [FYI request #17237 email]
Kia ora Mario
Re: Official Information Act request – Covid 19 Hospitalisation Data
I refer your Official Information Act request 13 October 2021 seeking the following information:
1. What is the total number of Covid cases that required hospital care in your region since the start of the
current delta outbreak?
2. How many of those cases have been hospitalised for
a) Covid-19 related acute health issues as a primary reason?
b) unrelated acute health issues as a primary reason while testing positive for Covid?
c) monitoring purposes only (no acute health issues at time of admission)?
3. What was the average time spent in hospital?
4. How many of those cases required supplemental oxygen at some point during their hospital stay?
We are unable to provide a ful response within the timeframe we advised you of on 15 November due to
our response to COVID-19, as our clinicians, managers and staff are concentrating on measures to manage
the current COVID-19 Delta outbreak in the region.
Given these circumstances you wil , therefore, understand the ongoing capacity constraints within the
Auckland metro DHB system to respond with our normal timeliness to OIA requests.
It is therefore necessary to extend the time required to make a decision on your request for information in
accordance with section 15A of the Official Information Act. This is because the Counties Manukau DHB
information cannot reasonably be identified, col ated or reviewed by the necessary people within 20
working days without unreasonably interfering with our operations. As such, we expect that a decision will
be made on the balance of your request and communicated to you by 29 November (10 working days from
the due date of your request). However, we wil endeavour to get the response to you as soon as possible
within this timeframe, if possible.
You are entitled to seek a review of the response by the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Official
Information Act. Information about how to make a complaint is at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz o
freephone 0800 802 602.
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Ailsa Claire, OBE
Chief Executive of Te Toka Tumai (Auckland District Health Board)