Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600,
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4130
Fax: 0064 3 364 4165
29 March 2016
Email: [FYI request #3797 email];
Official Information Act request CDHB 9340
We refer to your email dated 22 March 2016 and received 23 March 2016 requesting the following information
under section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982.
I would like to know the figures around assault of staff members while working at the Canterbury District
Health Board, both physically and any reports of verbal abuse.
I would like figures from over the last year and any previous years to see if there has been an increase,
especially since the earthquakes.
Any particulars such as whether they were punched, scratched, spat at etc would be helpful if this
information is available.
As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Canterbury District Health Board will respond to your
request within 20 working days. Taking Easter in to account you should therefore receive a response on or before
22 April 2016.
If a large amount of information has been requested or if the Canterbury District Health Board needs to consult in
order to make a decision, we may need to extend this date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act). We will
advise you if such an extension is necessary.