The NZ Rural Hospital Network wants to clearly understand each DHB's process for allocating, monitoring and reporting the annual DHB Rural Adjuster fund.

Marie Daly made this Official Information request to Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The request was successful.

From: Marie Daly

Dear Nelson Marlborough District Health Board,
1. For each of the past three years ending June 2016, June 2017 and June 2018 what was the DHBs Rural Adjuster funding component of the PBFF funding pool?

2. Does the DHB fund and provide rural hospital services?
If Yes, continue to answer questions 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. If no, go to question 3
2.1 Provide the following information about the rural hospitals in your DHB.
If there are none, please report this.
• Name or location of hospital
• List of services the hospital provides
• The business structure of the hospital eg DHB owned and operated / NGO or Iwi owned and operated
• Annual Budget
2.2 How is the annual budget for each of the rural hospitals listed in the table in 2.1 set?
2.3 How does the DHB apply the annual rural adjuster funding to the benefit of each of the rural hospitals listed in the table in question 2.1?

3. Does the DHB fund and provide rural community services?
If yes, continue to answer questions 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3. If no, go to question 3
3.1 Provide the following information about the rural community services in your DHB.
If there are none, please report this.
• Location of services
• List of Community services in each location
• The business structure of the service provider eg DHB owned and operated / NGO or Iwi owned and operated
• Annual Budget.
3.2 How is the annual budget for the community services listed in the table in 3.1 set?
3.3 How does the DHB apply the annual rural adjuster funding to the benefit of each of the rural community listed in the table in question 3.1?

4. For each of the past three years, under each of the components of the Rural Adjuster, quantify the allocation of Rural Adjuster funding through the DHBs contracts with its contracted providers or Service Level Alliance Teams.
• Small hospital facilities
• Community services
• Offshore Islands
• Travel and Accommodation
• Inter hospital transfers
• Governance
• Rural GP/PHO payments

5. i. Does the DHB include reporting requirements specific to the use of rural adjuster funding in its contracts with service providers whose contract includes rural adjuster funding.
ii. If yes, provide a list of the reporting requirements included in the DHB contracts with these providers.

Yours faithfully,

Marie Daly
On behalf of the NZ Rural Hospital Network Executive Committee

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From: Maree Nevill


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Dear Marie

Re: Official Information Act request – Rural Adjuster allocation,
monitoring and reporting – Acknowledgement of request and Partial Transfer
of request to Ministry of Health

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board acknowledges receipt of your
request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“the
Act”), received on 4 March 2019.

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) has been advised by
TAS, which works on behalf of DHBs with in-common official information
requests, that the Ministry of Health holds information for Point 1 (of 5)
- For each of the past three years ending June 2016, June 2017 and June
2018 what was the DHBs Rural Adjuster funding component of the PBFF
funding pool?

 

As a result, we have decided to partially transfer Point 1 of your request
to the Ministry of Health under section 14 of the Official information Act
1982 (the Act), and you will hear from the Ministry in due course.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review this decision to transfer your request for information. 
Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

NMDHB will continue to consider Points 2 – 5.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate person/service for
response within 20 working days of receipt, and if we are unable to
respond to your request by 1 April 2019 we will notify you of an extension
of that timeframe.

 

Consistent with the purpose of the Act, the letter notifying you of the
decision on your request will confirm if we intend to publish the
information contained in the response online, with your
personal/identifying information redacted.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as reasonably
practicable.

 

Best Regards

Maree

 

Maree Nevill | Official Information Act Coordinator | Clinical Governance
Support

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
03 546 1522

 

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From: Maree Nevill


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Dear Marie

 

Re: Official Information Act request – Rural Adjuster allocation,
monitoring and reporting

 

We refer to your official information request received by Nelson
Marlborough DHB on 4 March 2019.

 

The Official Information Act requires that we advise you of our decision
on your request no later than 20 working days after the day we received
your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time
limit and we are therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the
time of an additional 20 working days to make our decision, to 2 May
2019. 

 

This extension is necessary because, and as specified under Section
15A(1)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982, ‘the request necessitates
a search through a large quantity of information and meeting the original
time limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the
organisation’.

 

On behalf of the responding service, we will endeavour to respond to your
request as soon as reasonably practicable.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation by the Ombudsman of this
decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or free phone 0800 802 602.

 

 

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
03 546 1522

 

DISCLAIMER:  This electronic message together with any attachments is
confidential.  If you are not the intended recipient, do not copy,
disclose or use the contents in any way.

Please also advise us by return e-mail that you have received the message
and then please destroy. NMDHB is not responsible for any changes made to
this message and / or

any attachments after sending by NMDHB.  We use virus scanning software
but exclude all liability for viruses or anything similar in this email or
any attachment.

 

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From: Maree Nevill
Sent: Tuesday, 12 March 2019 4:25 PM
To: '[FOI #9740 email]'
<[FOI #9740 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement and Partial Transfer FW: Official Information
request

 

Dear Marie

Re: Official Information Act request – Rural Adjuster allocation,
monitoring and reporting – Acknowledgement of request and Partial Transfer
of request to Ministry of Health

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board acknowledges receipt of your
request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“the
Act”), received on 4 March 2019.

 

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) has been advised by
TAS, which works on behalf of DHBs with in-common official information
requests, that the Ministry of Health holds information for Point 1 (of 5)
- For each of the past three years ending June 2016, June 2017 and June
2018 what was the DHBs Rural Adjuster funding component of the PBFF
funding pool?

 

As a result, we have decided to partially transfer Point 1 of your request
to the Ministry of Health under section 14 of the Official information Act
1982 (the Act), and you will hear from the Ministry in due course.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review this decision to transfer your request for information. 
Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[3]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

NMDHB will continue to consider Points 2 – 5.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate person/service for
response within 20 working days of receipt, and if we are unable to
respond to your request by 1 April 2019 we will notify you of an extension
of that timeframe.

 

Consistent with the purpose of the Act, the letter notifying you of the
decision on your request will confirm if we intend to publish the
information contained in the response online, with your
personal/identifying information redacted.

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as reasonably
practicable.

 

Best Regards

Maree

 

Maree Nevill | Official Information Act Coordinator | Clinical Governance
Support

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board | Private Bag 18 | Nelson 7040 |
03 546 1522

 

DISCLAIMER:  This electronic message together with any attachments is
confidential.  If you are not the intended recipient, do not copy,
disclose or use the contents in any way.

Please also advise us by return e-mail that you have received the message
and then please destroy. NMDHB is not responsible for any changes made to
this message and / or

any attachments after sending by NMDHB.  We use virus scanning software
but exclude all liability for viruses or anything similar in this email or
any attachment.

 

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From: Gaylene Corlett
Nelson Marlborough District Health Board


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Dear Marie

Please find attached the response from Nelson Marlborough Health to your
OIA request on DHB rural adjustor funding.

 

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|Ngā mihi |
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|  |
| |
|Gaylene |
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| |Gaylene Corlett |
| | |
| |Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive & Board Chair |
| |-------------------------------------------------------------|
| |Office:  03 546 1723  Cell:  027 246 6652 |
| | |
| |Private Bag 18, Nelson 7042, New Zealand |
| | |
| |Mail:  [1][email address]  [2]www.nmdhb.govt.nz|
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|P  Please consider the environment before printing this email |
|DISCLAIMER:  This electronic message together with any attachments is |
|confidential.  If you are not the intended recipient, do not copy, |
|disclose or use the contents in any way.  Please also advise us by |
|return e-mail that you have received the message and then please |
|destroy.  NMDHB is not responsible for any changes made to this message |
|and / or any attachments after sending by NMDHB.  We use virus scanning |
|software but exclude all liability for viruses or anything similar in |
|this email or any attachment. |
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From: Marie Daly

Dear Gaylene Corlett,

Thanks so much for the information you have provided in your response as we do appreciate the time it takes to do so.
We will collate the responses from all of the DHBs - particularly around the services that are provided as we hope to map these across rural NZ to tell a positive story about what is actually available in rural communities.
Yours sincerely,
Marie Daly

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