I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 04 June 2019.
You requested the following information:
1.Since January 1, 2018 until today’s date, on how many occasions have NZ Policeor hospital security been called to help contain issues with patients, or visitors who were believed to be impaired by alcohol?
a.This should include, but not be limited to incidents at the Emergency Department.
2.Since January 1, 2018 until today’s date, how many staff have reported being abused, harassed or physically assaulted by patients, or people visiting patients who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol?
a.This should include, but not be limited to reports of issues at the Emergency Department.
b.Please provide a breakdown of the various incidents with a brief description of what happened.
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