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Proposed abolition of 20 DHB's - follow up to 21 April 2021 refused request

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Dear Ministry of Health,

On 21 April 2021 I made the following information request at this website:

"Dear Ministry of Health,

The 20 DHB's spread across New Zealand individually and collectively employ a huge number of people.

In today's NZ Herald it was reported that; "The Government intends to make appointments for positions in the new agency from the beginning of 2022 ..."

Please can you provide me with the following Official Information:-

1. Are there going to be job losses across the 20 DHB's and if so what number of DHB employees will likely lose their jobs?

2. Will the appointees for the new agency positions be selected from the employees currently filling positions at the 20 DHB's, and if not, why not?

3. Will any of the 20 DHB's remain 'as is' but be taken in under the umbrella of the new agency? If so how many, and, which ones exactly, will this apply to?

Yours faithfully,

M.R.M."

Under reference H202105028 I received a response which read as follows:

"The questions you have asked are future focused and information in answer to these questions has not been created. As such, your request has been refused under section 18(e) of the Act as the information does not yet exist."

Taking into consideration that the NZ Herald reported that "The Government intends to make appointments for positions in the new agency from the beginning of 2022" and that it is now 14 March 2022, the Ministry of Health is irrefutably in a position where my 21 April 2021 questions can now be answered.

Regards,

Michael Mylie

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Kia ora M.R.M,

Thank you for your request for official information relating to the Health
System Reforms received on 14 March 2022  for:

 

“1. Are there going to be job losses across the 20 DHB's and if so what
number of DHB employees will likely lose their jobs?

2. Will the appointees for the new agency positions be selected from the
employees currently filling positions at the 20 DHB's, and if not, why
not?

3. Will any of the 20 DHB's remain 'as is' but be taken in under the
umbrella of the new agency? If so how many, and, which ones exactly, will
this apply to?”

 

Your request asks for information which is more closely connected with the
functions of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). For
this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to transfer your request
to DPMC under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a response from
DPMC in due course.

 

Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman
to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [1][email address] or by calling 0800
802 602.

 

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

 

Ngâ mihi,

 

OIA Services Team

 

[2]Ministry of Health information releases

[3]Unite against COVID-19

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Sent: Thursday, 17 March 2022 3:42 pm
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Subject: Transfer of your request for official information (ref:
H202203971)

 

Kia ora M.R.M,

Thank you for your request for official information relating to the Health
System Reforms received on 14 March 2022  for:

 

“1. Are there going to be job losses across the 20 DHB's and if so what
number of DHB employees will likely lose their jobs?

2. Will the appointees for the new agency positions be selected from the
employees currently filling positions at the 20 DHB's, and if not, why
not?

3. Will any of the 20 DHB's remain 'as is' but be taken in under the
umbrella of the new agency? If so how many, and, which ones exactly, will
this apply to?”

 

Your request asks for information which is more closely connected with the
functions of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). For
this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to transfer your request
to DPMC under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a response from
DPMC in due course.

 

Under section 28(3) of the Act you have the right to ask the Ombudsman
to review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [3][email address] or by calling 0800
802 602.

 

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

 

Ngâ mihi,

 

OIA Services Team

 

[4]Ministry of Health information releases

[5]Unite against COVID-19

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