Requested by: Stuff/ Fairfax | Response provided: 17/10/2018
Category: Mental Health,Waiting Times

I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 04 September 2018. You requested the following information:

How many referrals were made to the Child and Youth/ Adolescent Mental Health Service for the calendar years of 2016, 2017, and year-to-date to September 1, 2018.

In 2018:

•How many children/ young people were on the waiting list, as of 01 September 18,broken down by age range.

•The longest time a child/ young person was on the waiting list, as of 01 September 18.

•The average wait time for a child/ youth from referral to initial appointment, as of 1September 18.

Questions for the DHB:

•How many mental health professionals (FTE) work for the DHB’s child/ youth servicearm?

•What age range do you see?

•How are children/youth triaged when referred to the service?

•How long are children/youth funded to see a mental health professional under the DHB service?


Our response is attached


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