WeCare Health Wigram vaccine administration errors

Cody C made this Official Information request to Canterbury District Health Board

Currently waiting for a response from Canterbury District Health Board, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: Cody C

Dear Canterbury District Health Board,

WeCare Health no longer offers Covid-19 vaccinations or tests (excluding paid fit to fly / travel tests). Was this decision made or suggested by CDHB?

Further, why has the total number of GPs offering these services reduced dramatically over the past few months in the CDHB area?

Please also provide the contents of any investigation report, or similar related documents, held by CDHB relating to WeCare Health Wigram Covid-19 vaccine administration or Covid-19 testing errors, including but not limited to the instance where they gave the incorrect Covid-19 vaccination dose.

Yours faithfully,

Cody C

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Canterbury District Health Board

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From: Lara Williams (Administrator)
Canterbury District Health Board

Dear Cody,

 

We are considering  your request for information under the guidelines of
the NZ Ombudsman and against the Official Information Act (1982) section
12(1)a-e) “Right of Access to Certain Official Information” i.e. that the
person requesting the information is:

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand, but which
has a place of business in New Zealand

[1]https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publ...

 

Can you please provide verification that you fit the above criteria for
requesting Official Information from the CDHB.  We do not have the
capacity to respond to overseas Official Information Act requests.

 

At present all we have for you is an email address.  Could you please
provide us with the following to my email address:

 

Your full name, a residential and/or business address within NZ and a
contact phone number (NZ landline or mobile ph.) Please note: This
information will not be made public it is just for our records only.

 

We have logged your request (CDHB10798) however we have put your request
on hold while we await the above verification and the clarification of
your request below.

 

 

 

Lara Williams

Administrator | Planning and Funding

Canterbury District Health Board

( ddi: 364 4140, or extension 62140

*  email: [2][email address]

Monday-Friday 8.30-5pm

32 Oxford Terrace, Planning & Funding, PO Box 1600, Christchurch 8140

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From: Cody C

Dear Lara Williams (Administrator),

Please refer to the Ombudsman’s guidance on OIA requests available on their website - https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/site...

Specifically, “Agencies should only query eligibility if there is a genuine need to do so, and they should be mindful of their obligation to provide reasonable assistance to requesters.”

Accordingly, I attest that I am a New Zealand Citizen and trust that this satisfies your request.

Yours sincerely,

Cody C

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From: Cody C

Dear Lara Williams (Administrator),

Please also be advised the Official Information Act does not permit you to stall or to “place on hold” a request while eligibility is established, in fact it is the opposite and reduces the length of time you have to prepare a response.

Yours sincerely,

Cody C

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From: Lara Williams (Administrator)
Canterbury District Health Board


Attachment CDHB 10798 Acknowledgement letter 14 02 2022.pdf
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Lara Williams

Administrator | Planning and Funding

Canterbury District Health Board

( ddi: 364 4140, or extension 62140

*  email: [1][email address]

Monday-Friday 8.30-5pm

32 Oxford Terrace, Planning & Funding, PO Box 1600, Christchurch 8140

 

 

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