Kia ora Jaime,


Thank you for your request for official information received on 27 August 2022 for:  


 “I wish to request the dollar amount allocated for inpatient meals/food at Palmerston North Hospital. This could be a daily, or per meal budget at your convenience.”  


Your request asks for information which is more closely connected with the functions of Te Whatu Ora - Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua (Health New Zealand - MidCentral). For this reason, the Ministry of Health has decided to transfer your request to Te Whatu Ora - Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. You can expect a response from Te Whatu Ora - Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua 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.


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


Ngā mihi  


OIA Services Team