To send an Official Information Act request, please email RES-OIArequest@huttvalleydhb.org.nz
Before making an OIA request, it may be useful to view information currently held. Hutt Valley DHB publishes information online on a regular basis, including:
Other useful links:
Official Information Act
Ministry of Health publications
Ministry of Health information about Hutt Valley DHB
Ministry of Justice guide to Official Information Requests
State Services Commission tips for making OIA requests
Template OIA request letter (pdf)
If you have decided to make an OIA request please be as specific as you can in identifying the information you want. The information you request must be specified with ‘due particularity’. This means that Hutt valley DHB must be able to identify the information you have asked for. Any request that lacks due particularity will not be valid. If this is the case we may contact you to clarify your request.
Hutt Valley DHB will make and communicate a decision on your request as soon as possible but no later than 20 working days after receipt (unless an extension is agreed).
Hutt Valley DHB may extend the maximum time limit for transferring a request or making a decision and communicating it to you, if your request is for a large quantity of information or consultation is needed to make a decision on your request. Any extension must be for a reasonable period of time in the circumstances.
If you don’t receive a response to your request for official information within the statutory time limit, or are unhappy with the response you have been given, you can complain to the Ombudsman.
Hutt Valley DHB can apply charges for OIA requests under section 15 of the Official Information Act.
Your privacy will be protected. Any personal /identifying information will be redacted. You can also object to the publishing of OIA responses or request a delay. You will need to provide good reason why a particular OIA response should not be published online, or be delayed.
Hutt Valley DHB reserves the right to determine whether and when to publish a response.
Note – requests for information about you or your family member will be managed as Privacy Act request.
Hours worked by senior doctors in maternity wards
SMO costs related to RDA strikes 2019 Attachment SMO costs related to RDA strikes 2019
Intersex people’s health care Attachment statements-of-rights-privacy-responsibilities
Leeches Attachment image leech
Regional Public Health service and accountability 2018-19 RPH Budget Information RPH 2017 - 2018 Annual Report RPH 2016 - 2017 Annual Report RPH 2015 - 2016 Annual Report
Sponsored clinical trials
Assults against nurses
Communications with Nga Hau E Wha
Opioid and opiate use and abuse
Non-Resident use of ambulance services
RPH report on salons offering nail services Survey of knowledge and infection control practices in salons offering nail services
Rural Adjuster Fund
Patient meals Patient meals Attachment 1 Patient meals Attachment 2
Security Incidents appendix Orderly Training Summary appendix Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice appendix SPEC appendix Security Policy & Attachments
Transvaginal mesh procedures
Records of violent incidents
Health promotion for disabled Maori
Outcomes for Maori appendix Draft Hutt Valley DHB Consultation Maori Health Strategy October 2018 appendix Guidelines for Service Commissioning in SPO - November 2017 appendix Recognising Community Participation Policy appendix Maori Health Unit Presentation appendix Framework for Involving Whānau-Families
Spending on Advertising
Brief Intervention Counselling Initiatives
PET and PETCT Scanning Machines
District Health Board Seismic Reports APPENDIX 1 HVDHB Seismic Quarterly MOH Report APPENDIX 2 HVDHB Seismic Quarterly MOH Report
Alcohol Harm Reduction Activities
Issues-based audits into aged care facilities
Hiring Policies and Procedures Hiring Policies and Procedures - Appendix 1 Hiring Policies and Procedures - Appendix 2
The use of smart phones and applications
Annual costs of energy used
Fax Machine use Fax Machine use - Appendix 1
Transgender presentations to Endocrine services
Carterton South End School emergency response Carterton South End School emergency response attachment
State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants - Clarification
Cost and provision of residential and home based care for older New Zealanders
Video game addiction.gaming disorder
Child dental services
Available beds and occupancy
Projected RMO vacancies for 10/12/18
Use of social media influencers or celebrities
Carterton South End School incident
Psychologists in employment
Redundancies in 2017-2018
Post-natal length of stay
Transvaginal mesh procedures - (since this OIA HVDHB has ceased all mesh surgeries)
Schedule H pharmaceutical spend
Assaults and incidents of sexual harassment made against staff
Implementation of zero suicide aspirational policy or goals
Endoscopy and dermatology referrals
Dental and Oral Health therapists
State Services Commission Inquiry into the use of External Security Consultants