Planning and Funding
P O Box 1600,
Telephone: 0064 3 364 4130
Fax: 0064 3 364 4165
15 January 2018
Antony Andrews Email: [FYI request #7111 email] ;
Dear Antony RE Official information request CDHB 9775 and WCDHB 9079
I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 15 January 2018 requesting information under section
12 of the Official Information Act from Canterbury DHB and West Coast DHB.
1. Bed occupancy rates at the public hospital/hospitals from July 2007 to June 2016. Please note that I
would like monthly data on this. However, if monthly data is not available, please specify the reason.
2. If monthly data is unavailable, the next preference will be quarterly data, if quarterly is not available then
I will accept half-yearly. Furthermore, as last resort yearly data.
3. I am also willing to accept data on bed occupancy rates at random intervals within a year.
We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 13 February
2018, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. Please note
the official stand-down
period for Official Information Act requests and responses 27/12/2017 – 15/01/2018 and Waitangi Day
6/2/2018 as laid out on the Ombudsman’s webpage http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/
If we are unable
to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.
Your request is being handled by Kathleen Smitheram. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact
either myself (details above) or Kathleen. Please refer to the OIA number above when phoning or emailing. ([email address]) Ph
one 03 364 4134).
If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not hesitate to contact us
so that these can be taken into account.