Information regarding the current wait times for all services, the number of patients currently being treated by CADs and the average stay of a psychiatric patient.

Sam Wagener made this Official Information request to MidCentral District Health Board

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From: Sam Wagener

Dear MidCentral District Health Board,

I am writing to request some information under the official information act. My questions do not have any intent beyond wanting to know some information about the DHB that I am presently under. I hope the requests are not to cumbersome to reply to.

The information I request is as follows:

1. I would like to know the waiting times to be seen by each speciality in the DHB currently, based on whatever triage methods that are used (for example: Very Urgent, Urgent, Routine etc.).

2. I would like to know how many patients are treated by the alcohol and drug service and further to that how many patients are treated with Methadone and Suboxone (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) (I would like specific numbers for each of these medications) for opioid replacement therapy.

3. I would finally ask for the average stay for an inpatient psychiatric patient (for both regular and elder care) and the difference in the average stay for someone who has been "sectioned" and someone who has been admitted by other means.

I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Sam Wagener

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From: Kay Nagy
MidCentral District Health Board

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From: Sam Wagener

Dear Kay Nagy,

Thank you for replying with everything I asked for - I hope it wasn't too much of a hassle. Thank you very much.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Wagener

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Full information given what from I can gather. Impressed..

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