I write in response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request received by us on 30 January 2020.
You requested the following information about addiction services and subsequent wait-times to access them from the Ministry of Health, and they notified you of a partial transfer of the request to DHBs to provide responses to parts 3 and 6 (in bold):
1.Can you please provide a list of the different types of addiction services people can accessthrough the public health system?
2.How many rehab and detox beds are currently available through the public health system forpeople addicted to drugs and alcohol?
3.How many people were put on a waitlist to access detox and rehab addiction services eachyear over the past four years (2016 – 2019)
4.Can each year please be broken down into months i.e. the number of people each monthput on a waitlist?
5.Can the waitlisted people please be broken down into category i.e. what service it was thatthey were wanting to access, and were subsequently waitlisted for?
6.Can you please categorise these waitlisted people into wait-times. i.e. those who had to wait5 weeks, 6 weeks, 7 weeks and so on.
our response is attached