Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600,
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4130
Fax: 0064 3 364 4165
29 January 2018
Health Sector Workers Network
Email: [email address];
Dear Health Sector Workers Network RE Official information request CDHB 9758
I refer to your email dated 11 December 2017, requesting the following information under section 12 of
the Official Information Act pertaining to Canterbury DHB Restraint Policy and the use of mechanical
restraints in all services. Can you please provide?
1. All policy documents relating to restraint practices at Canterbury DHB?
2. 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.
3. Can you please provide this data for both physical and mental health services and identify the
service associated with this data?
We are writing to confirm that we are providing a response to your request and this response will be
sent to you as soon as is reasonably practicable.