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

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

The request was successful.

From: Health Sector Workers Network

Dear Counties Manukau District Health Board,

Can you please provide all policy documents relating to restraint practices at Counties Manukau 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 (eg older adult physical health, emergency department, mental health adult/older persons) 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: Angela Harper (CMDHB)
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Dear Health Sector Workers Network


Please find attached our response to your OIA request below.







Angela Harper

(Temporary) EA to Dr Gloria Johnson, Acting Chief Executive

T: +64 9 277 3401 ext 3401

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