Request for restraint policy and the use of mechanical restraints in all services
Health Sector Workers Network made this Official Information request to Waikato District Health Board
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From: Health Sector Workers Network
Dear Waikato District Health Board,
Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at Waikato 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.
Health Sector Workers Network
From: Geraldine Webby
Waikato District Health Board
Please find attached letter from Sue Hayward in response to your email
dated 13 December 2017.
Geraldine Webby | Personal Assistant to Sue Hayward | Chief Nursing &
Midwifery Officer Waikato DHB | Level 9, Menzies Building | Waikato
Hospital | 07 839 8899 Ext 98937| [mobile number] |
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