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

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From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear Hutt District Health Board,

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

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Good afternoon
Thank you for your request for official information, received by Hutt Valley District Health Board on Date Received on 11 December 2017.

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 Date Due of 30 January 2018.

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.

Our reference number for your request is: Reference Number H17_18-62 if you have any queries on this OIA, please quote this number.

I have attached an OIA brochure for your information.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Kind regards

Rebecca Morgan  |  Executive Administrator
Chief Executive Office, Pilmuir House
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Private Bag 31907  |  Lower Hutt

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From: Carla Nahr [CCDHB]

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Good afternoon


Please find attached your response to your request for information under
the official information act OUR REF: H17 18 62



Best wishes



Carla Nahr

Executive Assistant to General Manager

Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service |

M: 027 403 5731 | T: 04 381 1656 | Ext: 81656 | [1]www.mhaids.health.nz

MHAIDS is the mental health, addictions and intellectual disability
service for the Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health



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