Requested by: NZ Herald | Response provided: 22/04/2021
Category: Clinical

I would like to request, under the Official Information Act, information about patients placed in isolation within DHB hospitals to prevent the spread of disease.


  1. Could you please provide the following data in an excel spreadsheet?
    1. The number of patients placed in isolation in a DHB hospital in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 calendar years, broken down by year
    2. What condition each person had
    3. What type of isolation were they in - contact, droplet, airborne, protective etc
  2. Also, can you please tell me: 
    1. What the longest stint in continuous isolation was during those three years, what condition it was for and what type of isolation they were in.
    2. What PPE and protocols are required for each type of isolation (contact, droplet, airborne, protective, etc)?
    3. How many of last year's cases were Covid-19 related?
    4. Did the emergence of Covid-19 cause changes to any of the PPE or protocols required?


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