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

Health Sector Workers Network made this Official Information request to Capital and Coast District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear Capital and Coast District Health Board,

Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at Capital and Coast 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: Annabella Gamboni [CCDHB]
Capital and Coast District Health Board

Thank you for your request for official information, received by Capital &
Coast District Health Board on 12 December.


Your request has been received and logged. As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, we will respond to your request within 20 working
days. You should receive a response on or before 31 January.


If a large amount of information has been requested or if the 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.


Capital & Coast District Health Board provides the first five hours of
staff time to prepare a response free-of-charge. If your OIA is expected
to take longer, we will inform you of the charges, and give you the
opportunity to change or refine the request to reduce or remove the need
to charge.


Our reference number for your request is: OIA 2017/268.


Kind regards,


Annabella Gamboni

Communications Assistant  | Communications Unit | Capital & Coast District
Health Board | Ūpoko ki te uru hauora

M: 027 558 8886 | T: 04 806 2280 | Ext: 82280 | [1] |





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From: Caroline Tilah [CCDHB]
Capital and Coast District Health Board

Attachment Restraint policy.pdf
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Attachment OIA 2017 268 Response Final 19 12 2017.pdf
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Please see attached our response.

Kind regards


Caroline Tilah

Executive Director (Operations)

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Directorate


Wellington Hospital, CCDHB, Riddiford St,

Private Bag 7902,Wellington South,

New Zealand.

Telephone: +64(4)8062587

[mobile number]

Email: [1]caroline.tilah@[2]



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