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12 May 2015
By email: [email address]
Dear Mr Nicholas
Thank you for your request on 12 May 2015 under the Official Information Act. In reply to your question:
In a recent Timaru Herald article, url = http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/67631748/fourteen-scdhb-
it is stated that 14 staff
have been disciplined or stood down since 2010.
Could you please provide a table of the generic reasons for these
stand downs or discipline.
Were the Medical Council informed about the Doctors situation and the
appropriate Nurse Association informed. Was the Health and Disability
Commissioner or Privacy Commissioner informed?
Were any of these discipline or stand downs the result of staff
looking at patient information they should not be looking at?
As stated in this article you have cited above. SCDHB cannot provide this information to protect person’s
privacy, these details you have requested may enable people to be identifiable.
If you have any further questions please contact me.
On behalf of Nigel Trainor