The number of heart issue related visits to hospital or surgeries

Paul Blackham made this Official Information request to Auckland District Health Board

Auckland District Health Board did not have the information requested.

From: Paul Blackham

Dear Auckland District Health Board,

I am seeking the number of people that have visited any/all hospitals and doctor's surgeries within the ADHB for any/all heart related issues, (including but not limited to pericarditis, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes). The data requested is for the 11 month period from February 2021 until December 2021 inclusive, displayed in month by month format, and compared to the monthly data for the previous three years.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Blackham

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From: Priscilla Philip (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

Dear Paul

Re: Official Information Request - The number of heart issue related visits to hospital or surgeries

I am writing to acknowledge your official information request dated 25 January 2022.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in any event, no later than 23 February 2022. We will contact you if an extension is required.

“Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, Auckland DHB continues to experience significantly higher volumes of requests for information. Many key Auckland DHB and Auckland Regional Public Health Service staff are currently committed to tasks associated with the current COVID-19 outbreak. This will invariably impact on our ability to respond to certain OIA requests within normal timeframes.

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Priscilla Philip (she/her)
Executive Assistant to Sue Waters, Chief Health Professions Officer
OIA Coordinator
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From: Mark Fenwick (ADHB)
Auckland District Health Board

Attachment Response OIA 1146 P.Blackham Cardiovascular Coded Hospitalisations Data.pdf
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Kia ora Paul


Here is our response to your OIA request on this subject.


Ngā mihi,




Mark Fenwick (he/him)

Official Information Act Manager | Corporate Services

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