I write in response to your Official Information Act request received by us 22nd September 2020, you requested the following information:
"I'm writing a story looking at how the country's clinical workforces are being deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Could you please tell me, week on week, for the last six months, what your respective DHB's hospital bed occupancy rates have been?
COVID-19 alert level restrictions have also had an impact on lowering seasonal influenza contraction and therefore hospitalisation rates, which in some cases, means hospital wards are less busy.
To this point, where has your DHB's clinical workforce, especially ward staff, when under-utilised, been redeployed to?"