Requested by: APEX Union | Response provided: 01/10/2020
Category: Mental Health,Recruitment,Workforce Development

I write in response to you Official Information Act request, dated 5th August 2020.

You requested the following information:

  • How many Maori are referred to DHB MHAS services in the past year;
    • What is the average length of engagement;
    • What diagnoses do these people present with;
  • How many Maori are engaged in MHAS psychology services;
  • How many Maori have requested psychological input, but declined;
  • How many Maori are on psychology waitlists;
    • What is the average waiting time for Maori on these psychology waitlists;
  • How many Maori psychologists are employed by the DHBs;
  • How many Maori psychologists are employed in a leadership capacity? For example, team leader or above;
  • How many intern psychologist places do the DHB have;
  • What is the supervision regime for the intern psychologists;
  • What is the average length of service of psychologists within the DHB;
  • How many Psychologists have left the DHB over the last twelve months, what was the reason given for leaving;
  • How many psychologists are on work visa’s;
  • How many vacancies for psychologists does the DHB have;
  • How long have the vacancy’s for psychologists been open;
  • What current initiatives are in place to provide education inhouse to Psychologists
  • What plan is in place to expand FTE for the psychological services;
  • Are there any psychologists at the DHB employed in the Emergency department;


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