Requested by: Media Works | Response provided: 12/12/2019
Category: Emergency Care,Hospital Capacity,Eligibility for Services

I write in response to your Official Information Act request, received by us on 25 November, via part transfer from the Ministry of Health under section 14 of the Act.

You requested the following information:

1. The number of people who presented to the hospital emergency department with dental issues in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

a. Please itemise by year, and where possible, per hospital.

2. What is the standard procedure when someone presents to the emergency department with a dental problem?

a. Please explain standard procedure for cases where treatment is refused, and where treatment is administered.


Our response is attached.


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