Full Medical records for my deseased father from Taupo hospital.

Jessica O'Donnell made this Official Information request to Ayesha Verrall

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ayesha Verrall should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Jessica O'Donnell

Dear Ayesha Verrall,
I would like full disclosure from all hospitals on my father's medical history. Auckland hospital. Most DEFINATELY would like ALL notes/records of when he was admitted to Taupo hospital in December 2021. Why they discharged him given his history. Also why an inquest has not happened. The law states if someone dies within x amount of days after being discharged their will be an investigation. Bilateral pulmonary is that of a few outcomes. One being adverse reaction to medication. I want answers and I won't be ignored any longer or swept under the carpet like it isn't medical misconduct which he never made headlines of man that died alone when he was taken on a 45 minute drive to taupo from turangi by ambulance. He was discharged in an unformiliar place, had to walk, no phone, not feeling good charged $200 for a motel room that took him close to an hour and a half-2 hours to find , waited for motel staff, paid, showered and died all before he could get in the bed. Why was he not offered transport back, that is their thing that they claim to do. And motel cover. I am the oldest of his 2 daughters, and the mother to his only grandchild, my 16yr old son. We want answers, an inquest. Full transparency. And the lakes district to take accountability. I am a single mother on a benefit. I had to borrow a thousand dollars to bring my father back to Auckland. My house recently flooded and I have to live in further hardship to pay yet more debts to refurnish a home again. Things I lost of my dad's as simple as an old t-shirt or an old paint brush. I'm done with being left in the dark. Please respond as this is my second request. I'm done being made to wait for my father's actual last hours.

Yours faithfully,

Jessica O'Donnell

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Kia ora Jessica


On behalf of Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Minister of Health, thank you for your
query received on 3 March 2023. Your request does not meet the Official
Information Act 1982 criteria; however, the Minister has noted your
concerns and has asked Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand to respond to you
directly about the issues you have raised. Please be assured that you will
receive a formal response in due course.

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

We thank you for taking the time to write and take care.


Ngā mihi


Office of Hon Dr Ayesha

Minister of Health

Minister of Research, Science
and Innovation
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Private Bag 18041, Parliament
Buildings, Wellington 6160,
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