Patients appearing for cardiology events
From: Erika Whittome
Dear Ministry of Health,
I would like to see the incident of cardiology ward hospital events for the 2021 year by month for each DHB up to and including Dec 2021 .
I would also like to know the number of these same events annually for the last 10 years.
This includes people presenting themselves at the hospital for heart attack, stroke, myocarditis and pericarditis.
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Kia ora Erika,
Thank you for your request for official information received on 25
December 2021 for:
" I would like to see the incident of cardiology ward hospital events for
the 2021 year by month for each DHB up to and including Dec 2021 .
I would also like to know the number of these same events annually for the
last 10 years.
This includes people presenting themselves at the hospital for heart
attack, stroke, myocarditis and pericarditis.”
The Ministry of Health has consolidated this request with your earlier
request for official information under reference number: H202200108.
As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 10 February 2022, being
20 working days after the day your first request was received.
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