This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Guidelines/Procedures for the management of postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR)'.

Planning and Funding 
Telephone:  0064 3 364 4193 
P O Box 1600 
[email address] 
28 February 2022 
Andrew McGregor 
 [FYI request #17707 email];  fyi-request-17708-
[email address];
  [email address];  fyi-request-17710-
[email address];
Dear Andrew 
RE Official information request CDHB 10777 
We refer to your email dated four emails dated 25 November 2021 to the Ministry of Health which they 
subsequently transferred to us on 9 December 2021 requesting the following information under the 
Official Information Act from West Coast DHB. Specifically:   
1.  Please provide Guidelines/Procedures for the management of postoperative Urinary Retention 
2.  Please provide Guidelines/procedure for the management/prevention of persistent Postsurgical 
3.  Please provide Guidelines/procedure in the treatment of patients after a suicide attempt and/or 
suicidal ideation” 
4.  Please provide Guidelines/procedure differentiating subtypes of primary (idiopathic) constipation” 
We are writing to confirm that we are granting a response to your request and this response will be sent 
to you as soon as is reasonably practicable.   
The planning and preparation for dealing with Omicron for our health system must take priority. 
Yours sincerely 
Ralph La Salle 
Senior Manager, OIAs 
Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB