I write in response to your Official Information Act request received by us on 29 November 2019.
This was a re-scoped request, following your initial request on 20 November 2019 and your discussion with Auckland DHB on behalf of all DHBs, which resulted in you then requesting the following more specific information:
1.Reports, meetings, agendas and letters that have been shared between the DHB seniorleadership and NZNO on bullying and harassment in the 2018/19 financial year.
2.Reports/ minutes/ agendas and letters that have been shared between the DHB seniorleadership and NZNO on nurse staffing numbers, including those relating to the SafeStaffing/ Care Capacity Demand Management programme in the 2018/19 financial year.
You further noted the context for this request is your interest in:
Whether there is a correlation between incidences of bullying/ harassment in a DHB work setting and the staffing levels in that setting, and whether NZNO and DHBs take both into account when acting to address an issue. For example, whether a bullying/ harassment investigation might result in an increase in staffing levels, as a way of improving the work setting, and whether other parts of an investigation might be put on hold in favour of that.
Our response is attached