I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 19 June 2019. You requested the following information:
1. The total number of girls aged 11 or 12, who presented to hospital with temporary blindness in the last five years, categorised by age and year;
2. The total number of girls aged 11 or 12, who were diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in the last five years, categorised by age and year;
Any report, briefing document, investigation, notes, email or other document held by the DHB related to the above.
a.This includes, but is not limited to, any document that elaborates on their condition, or any wider investigation or inquiry looking into their condition.
I would like to stress that I am not looking for any individual’s name or any personal information and I understand that names and other identifying information will and should be redacted. However, I believe privacy can easily protected while still releasing this information, and any refusal on privacy grounds will be referred to the Ombudsman.
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