Kia ora Andrew,

Thank you for your requests for official information received on 24 November 2021 for:

What are the official Guidelines/procedures for urgent X-rays (24 hour)”

“What are the Guidelines/procedures for patients repeatedly admitted to Emergency Department with severe epigastric pain/ and upper right and left quadrant pain”

“Guidelines/procedure for investigating possible Colonic Motility Dysfunction/Defecatory Disorders/Anorectal Dysfunction”

Your request asks for information which is more closely connected with the functions of the District Health Boards (DHBs). For this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to transfer your request to all DHBs under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a response from the DHBs in due course.

Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be contacted by email at: [email address] or by calling 0800 802 602.

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Ngâ mihi,

OIA Services Team

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