COVID-19 Health System Preparedness Programme

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From: Harold

Dear Ministry of Health,

I would like to make a request for information relating to the COVID-19 Health System Preparedness Programme (aka Health System Readiness Programme).

I would like to request:

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

https://fyi.org.nz/request/17877/respons...

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

THREE: I would also like to request copies of any other regional versions of the Plan that have been produced.

FOUR: For these groups:

1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group

I would like to request:

1) Copies of their Terms of Reference
2) Copies of the agendas and minutes of all meetings held since the beginning of October 2021

FIVE: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of December 2021.

SIX: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.8)

https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan referred to here.

Yours faithfully,

Harold

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Thank you for your Official Information Act request. This is
an automatic reply to let you know we received it.

In accordance with the Act, we'll let you know our decision within no more
than 20 working days. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can
use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. This
means we may take some time in responding to your request. The Ministry
regularly updates information about the COVID-19 situation and publishes
OIA responses considered to be of public interest:
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Please also refer to the Unite Against Covid-19 website for copies of
papers, minutes, and key advice for the decisions the Government has made
relating to COVID-19.

Sometimes we may need to clarify aspects of a request. You can expect to
hear from us soon if that is the case here.

Ngā mihi,

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

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Kia ora Harold,

 

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H202203038.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. If
we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will
notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

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

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [2][email address]

 

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Kia ora Harold,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 24
February 2022 for:

 

"ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through
the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of
the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
I would like to request a copy of this Plan.
TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of
this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")
THREE: I would also like to request copies of any other regional versions
of the Plan that have been produced.
FOUR: For these groups:
1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group
I would like to request:
1) Copies of their Terms of Reference
2) Copies of the agendas and minutes of all meetings held since the
beginning of October 2021
FIVE: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress
reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of December
2021.
SIX: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry
website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in
development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here
(quote on p.8)
https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...
I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan
referred to here."

We are contacting you in accordance with section 18B of the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act) as your request, as it is currently worded,
is for a very large volume of information. Your request may be refused
under section 18(f) of the Act as the information requested cannot be made
available without substantial collation.

 

If it is possible for you to narrow the scope of your request by selecting
a shorter time frame or specifying regions we may be able to provide you
with information.

 

Please respond by 3 March 2022 so that we can consider your refinement in
our response to your request.

 

We look forward to receiving your response.

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

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From: Harold

Dear Ministry of Health,

Thanks for your message. Here's my proposed refinement of my request of 24 Feb:

"I would like to request:

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

https://fyi.org.nz/request/17877/respons...

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

THREE: For these groups:

1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group

I would like to request copies of their Terms of Reference

FOUR: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of December 2021.

FIVE: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.8)

https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan referred to here."

Please let me know if this is workable.

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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Kia ora Harold, 

 

Thank you for your email. I have sent your refined request to the relevant
teams within the Ministry, and they have advised that your request would
still require substantial collation and research. The most substantial
part of your request is part 4, which asks for: “… copies of all HSPP
reports-back or progress reports submitted to any Minister, dated since
the beginning of December 2021.” 

  

If it is possible for you to further narrow the scope of your request, we
may be able to provide you with information. 

  

Please reply by 11 March 2022 so that we can consider your refinement in
our response to your request 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

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From: Harold <[FOI #18661 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 March 2022 16:32
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Refinement of your request, ref: H202203038
 
Dear Ministry of Health,

Thanks for your message. Here's my proposed refinement of my request of 24
Feb:

"I would like to request:

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through
the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of
the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

[3]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of
this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

THREE: For these groups:

1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group

I would like to request copies of their Terms of Reference

FOUR: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress
reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of December
2021.

FIVE: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry
website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in
development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here
(quote on p.8)

[4]https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan
referred to here."

Please let me know if this is workable.

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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From: Harold

Dear OIA Services Team,

Thanks again for following up. Here's another version of my request, with the part you flagged (Part 4) narrowed down. Please let me know if this works:

"I would like to request:

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

https://fyi.org.nz/request/17877/respons...

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

THREE: For these groups:

1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group

I would like to request copies of their Terms of Reference

FOUR: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of February 2022.

FIVE: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.8)

https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan referred to here.""

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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Kia ora Harold, 

 

Thank you for refining your request. 

 

Please note, under section 15 of the Official Information Act 1982, any
clarification or amendments made to a request within seven days after the
date it is received or last refined, that request may be treated as a new
request and the time limit for the response restarts. 

 

You can now expect a response by, or on 7 April 2022.

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

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Kia ora Harold,  

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 24
February 2022 requesting: 

 

“I would like to request:

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through
the OIA refers to a "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of
the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

[1]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of
this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

THREE: For these groups:

1) HSPP Governance Group
2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)
3) HSPP Steering Group

I would like to request copies of their Terms of Reference

FOUR: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress
reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of February
2022.

FIVE: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry
website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in
development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here
(quote on p.8)

[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan
referred to here.” 

 

The Ministry of Health has decided to extend the period of time available
to respond to your request under section 15A of the Official Information
Act 1982 (the Act) as the request is for a large quantity of official
information or necessitates a search through a large quantity of
information and meeting the original time limit would unreasonably
interfere with the operations of the Ministry. You can now expect a
response to your request on, or before, 28 April 2022. 

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request. 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[3]Ministry of Health information releases

[4]Unite against COVID-19

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Kia ora Harold, 

 

Please see attached the partial transfer of your request for information.
 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

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Dear Harold

 

I am writing to acknowledge your official information request partially
transferred to us by the Ministry of Health on 9 May 2022.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and, in
any event, no later than 7 June 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. 

 

If you have any questions about management of OIA during the COVID
pandemic you may find it helpful to read the following from the Office of
the Ombudsman
[1]https://smex12-5-en-ctp.trendmicro.com:4...

 

Please note that, like other DHBs across New Zealand, Auckland DHB has
adopted a model of proactive disclosure which sees OIA responses
publically available on our website approximately one month after they
have been released.  If you believe that there are any special reasons why
proactive disclosure should not apply to our response to you, we will be
happy to consider this.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Joy Swanink
Executive Assistant & OIA Coordinator
EA to Sue Waters, Chief Health Professions Officer

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Dear Ministry of Health,

 

I would like to make a request for information relating to the COVID-19
Health System Preparedness Programme (aka Health System Readiness
Programme).

 

I would like to request:

 

ONE: A September 2021 Health Report (HR 20212079) released to me through
the OIA refers to a  "National Health Resilience Plan" as a deliverable of
the HSPP. The report can be viewed here (quote on p.16):

 

[3]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...

 

I would like to request a copy of this Plan.

 

TWO: I would also like to request a copy of the Northern Region version of
this Plan (the "Northern Region Resilience Plan")

 

THREE: I would also like to request copies of any other regional versions
of the Plan that have been produced.

 

FOUR: For these groups:

 

1) HSPP Governance Group

2) HSPP Assurance Group (if it is different to the Governance Group)

3) HSPP Steering Group

 

I would like to request:

 

1) Copies of their Terms of Reference

2) Copies of the agendas and minutes of all meetings held since the
beginning of October 2021

 

FIVE: I would like to request copies of all HSPP reports-back or progress
reports submitted to any Minister, dated since the beginning of December
2021.

 

SIX: A July 2020 Health Report (HR 20200956) published on the Ministry
website refers to a "National Health Security Action Plan" as being in
development during the 2020/21 period. The report can be viewed here
(quote on p.8)

 

[4]https://www.health.govt.nz/system/files/...

 

I would like to request a copy of the National Health Security Action Plan
referred to here.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Harold

 

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From: Harold

Dear Ministry of Health,

I was looking to get an update on this request, which you advised me on 7 April would be completed by 28 April. Is there any update on when I can expect your reply?

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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