Requested by: Stuff/ Fairfax | Response provided: 21/12/2018
Category: Hospital Capacity,Contracts

I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 23 November 2018. You requested the following information:

A breakdown of all instances between January 1 and November 1 2018, where the DHB referred overflow patients in the following departments to private hospitals and clinics in Auckland.

-emergency department


-diagnostic imaging (such as MRI, CT, PET scans)

• Please specify which department the patient was referred from and the purpose of the referral.

• Please also advise when possible which hospital/ clinic the overflow patient was referred to.

• If vouchers are given to overflow patients who are referred to private hospitals and clinics, please advise the number of vouchers given out by the DHB in this calendar year, broken down by month and by department.


Our response is attached


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