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

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

The request was successful.

From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear Waitemata District Health Board,

Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at WDHB?

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 (eg older adult physical health, emergency department, mental health adult/child, mental health forensic) 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: Matthew Rogers (WDHB)
Waitemata District Health Board

Dear Health Sector Workers' Network

This is to confirm that Waitemata DHB has received your Official Information Act request.

We will respond to your request within the period allowed under the Act and will contact you if, for any reason, this will not be possible.

Please also note that the OIA process is placed on-hold over the Christmas-New Year period, meaning a response would be due to you by no later than 9 February 2018.

Kind regards

Matt Rogers I Director - Communications I Waitemata DHB
Level 2, 15 Shea Terrace, Private Bag 93-503, North Shore 0740
p: 09 486 8920 ext 48912 I ddi: 09 440 6912 I m: 021 228 9432

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From: Anna Monastra (WDHB)
Waitemata District Health Board

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Hi Health Sector Workers Network

Please see the attached Waitemata DHB response to your recent Official
Information Act request regarding restraints in all services.





Anna Monastra I Senior Administration Assistant

Communications I Waitemata DHB




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