Kia ora Emma, 


Thank you for your request for official information received on 7 June 2022 for: 


 “I would like to request the following information for each of the DHBs in New Zealand, split by DHB.

1. The total number of procedures outsourced by year (including the year to date) for the past five years.

2. For each year, provide a breakdown of the type of procedure.
3. For each year, provide the total spend on outsourced elective surgeries.
4. For each year, provide the amount that these surgeries would have cost the DHBs if they had not been outsourced.


Your request asks for information which is more closely connected with the functions of individual District Health Boards (DHBs). For this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to transfer your request to the DHBs under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a response from individual DHBs 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: [email address] or by calling 0800 802 602.Agen 


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

Ngā mihi 


OIA Services Team