13 July 2022
[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
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
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Private Bag 92024, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, 1142
Waea pūkoro: +64 9 347 9999