Request for restraint policy and the use of mechanical restraints in all services

Health Sector Workers Network made this Official Information request to South Canterbury District Health Board

Response to this request is long overdue. By law South Canterbury District Health Board should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear South Canterbury District Health Board,

Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at Southern District Health Board?

Are there instances in the last year (June 2016 to June 2017) of the use of mechanical restraints? (i.e. strapping arms to bed) this is also referred to as physical restraint.

Can you please provide this data for both physical and mental health services and identify the service associated with this data?
This data should be recorded in a Restraint Register and specify the type of restraint used (ie wrist strap) and the start and finish times of physical. Obviously the presentation of this data should be anonymised for the protection of privacy.

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

Health Sector Workers Network

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From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear South Canterbury District Health Board,

My apologies, the data im requiring relates to South Canterbury DHB not Southern as specified in the initial request.

Yours faithfully,

Health Sector Workers Network

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From: Teresa Heap
South Canterbury District Health Board

Good afternoon

Thank you for your OIA request which we will endeavour to answer as soon as we can but definitely on or before the 20 working days statutory timeframe of 29 January 2018.

Kind regards
Teresa

Teresa Heap
Executive Assistant to CEO
South Canterbury District Health Board
Private Bag 911, Timaru
DDI. 03 687 2201

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