This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Outsourcing Elective Surgeries'.

13 July 2022 
Emma Vitz 
By email: [FYI request #19607 email] 
Dear Emma 
Re:  Official Information Act request – Outsourced Elective Surgery Data - (Ref: 
I refer to your Official Information Act (OIA) request of 15 June 2022 requesting the 
following information:  
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.
The Official Information Act requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no 
later than 13 July, 20 working days after the day we received your request, or after 
clarification is agreed.   
We are writing to notify you that we wil  be extending the deadline for our reply to 10 
August 2022. If we can get this response to you earlier than this, we wil . 
If you are not happy with this response, you have the right to make a complaint to the 
Ombudsman. Information about how to do this is available at or by phoning 0800 802 602. 
Nāku iti noa, nā 
Dr Michael Shepherd  
Interim Director 
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland 
Private Bag 92024, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, 1142 
Waea pūkoro: +64 9 347 9999