Level 2, H Block
The Princess Margaret Hospital
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4160
Fax: 0064 3 364 4101
31 August 2015
R J Kelly Email: [email address];
Dear R J Kelly Re: Official Information Act Request CDHB/G 9177
We refer to your request under the Official Information Act (1982), dated 5 August 2015 and subsequently
transferred to us from the Ministry of Health on 12 August requesting the following information.
All contact details for the internal numbers and external numbers for calling all hospitals and medical
clinics under the Christchurch District Health Board. This is to provide patient care to a social cause that
Canterbury DHB external numbers for contacting hospitals and medical clinics, including addresses, phone
numbers and location maps can be found on our website at www.cdhb.health.nz/About-CDHB/Pages/Contact-
and additional information for all wards and departments, Maternity, Outpatients and Clinics is
available on https://whitepages.co.nz/w/canterbury-district-health-burwood;
We emailed you on the 13 August 2015 asking you to clarify the purpose and scope of your request for the
‘internal’ numbers with a view to narrowing it and at this time we have not heard back from you.
We are therefore declining your request for the contact details for the internal numbers for calling CDHB
hospitals and medical clinics under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act (1982) i.e. “18(f) ….that the information requested cannot be made available without substantial collation or research.”
You are entitled to complain to an Ombudsman to seek an investigation and review of our decision to decline
part of your request.
Yours sincerely Carolyn Gullery
Planning, Funding & Decision Support