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

Health Sector Workers Network made this Official Information request to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear Nelson Marlborough District Health Board,

Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at Nelson/Marlborough DHB?

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 each individual mechanical/physical restraint. Obviously the presentation of this data should be anonymised for the protection of privacy.

Yours faithfully,

Health Sector Workers Network

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From: Maree Nevill

Dear Health Sector Workers Network

 

Re: Official Information Act request – Restraint policy and mechanical
restraints in all services

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board acknowledges receipt of your
request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982, received
on 11^th December 2017.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate person/service for
response within 20 working days of receipt, and if we are unable to
respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of
that timeframe.

 

Please note the response timeframe will be calculated to include the
Summer Holiday closedown period from 27 December 2017 to 15 January 2018
as indicated on the OIA Response Calculator on the homepage of the Office
of the Ombudsman website.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as reasonably
practicable.

 

Best Regards

Maree

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From: Maree Nevill


Attachment OIA 11678 Response Mechanical restraint.pdf
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Dear Health Sector Workers Network

 

Please find attached the Nelson Marlborough Health response to your
Official Information request regarding mechanical restraint.

 

Best Regards

Maree

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