Official Information Act

The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) helps New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and anyone in New Zealand to access information held by government and government agencies. This promotes openness and transparency, and enables public participation in government.

Set out below is guidance to help you make an OIA request for information from Taranaki DHB.

How do I request information from Taranaki DHB?

If you would like to make request information from Taranaki DHB, please send your request to:
By email:

To help us identify what information you are looking for, try to make your request as clear and specific as you can. If we do not understand your request we will get in contact to clarify the information you want to receive. Remember to include your name and contact address so that we can respond to you.

If you wish to request personal information held by Taranaki DHB about yourself, go to TDHB - Transparency Statement

How long will my request take?

We will acknowledge your request upon receipt, and will give you our decision as soon as possible, and no later than 20 working days after we receive it.

If we need more time to make our decision, for example, if your request is very large or if it requires consultation, we will let you know and tell you when you can expect our decision. You can complain to the Office of the Ombudsman if you are not happy with our decision to extend the time.

How much will it cost?

Requesting information is free, although we can charge a reasonable amount if it will take a lot of work to supply the information to you. You will be informed if we intend to make a charge before your request proceeds, and we will ask if you would like to continue with your request. You can complain to the Office of the Ombudsman if you are not happy with our decision to charge.

What information will we provide?

When we receive your request, we will find all the information you have asked for and review it carefully. We may need to consult others in order to make a decision on your request.

The information you requested will then be made available to you unless there is a good reason not to. The reasons for withholding information are specified in the legislation. They apply when release would harm a protected interest such as the maintenance of the law, personal privacy, confidentiality or commercial information.

Some reasons for withholding are subject to a ‘public interest test’, where as part of our decision on your request we will consider whether there are public interest considerations that mean we should release the information.

If we withhold information from you, we will tell you which part of the OIA applies. You have the right to complain to the Office of the Ombudsman about our decision to withhold information.

Website publication

In the interests of transparency, Taranaki DHB has decided to publish OIA responses and proactively release information that may be requested under the OIA, where the DHB considers the response or information to be of particular public interest.

Before making an OIA request it may be useful to view information on our website, as we publish useful information online on a regular basis.

TDHB - Document Library

For more information about the Official Information Act and OIA requests please refer to:


A - C

Acute admissions (September 2021, PDF 221 KB)
ADHD services (November 2021, PDF 285 KB)
Alcohol harm (May 2022, PDF 394 KB)
Assults (January 2022, PDF 247 KB)
Assults on staff (May 2022, PDF 293 KB)
Bed numbers (February 2022, PDF 260 KB)
Bullying amongst doctors (May 2022, PDF 240 KB)
CA-125 requests (February 2022, PDF 249 KB)
CA-125 testing (January 2022, PDF 248 KB)
Caesareans-tubal ligations (March 2022, PDF 802 KB)
Cancellations (January 2022, PDF 261 KB)
Cancer misdiagnosis delayed diagnosis (February 2022, PDF 168 KB)
Carbon neutrality (February 2022, PDF 106 KB)
Cardiac ED presentations (April 2022, PDF 276 KB)
Code red-black within hospital (February 2022, PDF 256 KB)
Comissioned research (May 2022, PDF 70 KB)
Contractors in management positions (October 2021, PDF 93 KB)
Crime scene cleaners (March 2022, PDF 705 KB)


COVID-19 and Myocarditis diagnosis (February 2022, PDF 229 KB)
COVID-19 beds (November 2021, PDF 242 KB)
COVID-19 checkpoint expenses (January 2022, PDF 122 KB)
COVID-19 costs (April 2022, PDF 109 KB)
COVID-19 hospital admissions (April 2022, PDF 243 KB)
COVID-19 hospitalisations (April 2022, PDF 242 KB)
COVID-19 hospitalisations over one month (February 2022, PDF 239 KB)
COVID-19 incentives/costs (January 2022, PDF 118 KB)
COVID-19 information (November 2021, PDF 190 KB)
COVID-19 Māori vaccinations (December 2021, PDF 121 KB)
COVID-19 Policies for COVID-19 positive birthing mothers (April 2021, PDF 244 KB)
COVID-19 Remdesivir and ventilators (May 2021, PDF 239 KB)
COVID-19 therapies (May 2022, PDF 298 KB)
COVID-19 vaccination related visual material (January 2022, PDF 101 KB)

D - E

Delays during Levels 3 and 4 (October 2021, PDF 295 KB)
Dexa scans (January 2022, PDF 243 KB)
DHB apologies (December 2021, PDF 286 KB)
Dieticians (March 2022, PDF 280 KB)
ED presentations (February 2022, PDF 242 KB)
Eldernet (March 2022, PDF 622 KB)
Electives in private (October 2021, PDF 224 KB)
Ernst Young (December 2021, PDF 212 KB)

F - H

Fetal neonatal deaths (November 2021, PDF 256 KB)
Fire suppression systems (December 2021, PDF 96 KB)
Gastroenterologists (May 2022, PDF 78 KB)
Gastrointestinal referrals (December 2021, PDF 249 KB)
Gender minorities Aotearoa (October 2021, PDF 259 KB)
Hospital alert levels (March 2022, PDF 250 KB)


ICU bed investment (January 2022, PDF 242 KB)
ICU beds (March 2022, PDF 206 KB)
ICU CPAC (October 2021, PDF 274 KB)
ICU occupancy (September 2021, PDF 254 KB)
ICU occupancy (November 2021, PDF 263 KB)
ICU occupancy (April 2022, PDF 257 KB)
ICU staffing beds (September 2021, PDF 568 KB)
ICU training (September 2021, PDF 62 KB)
Immunisation Māori and Pacific children (October 2021, PDF 1 MB)
Incidents against staff (January 2022, PDF 309 KB)
Infusions (October 2021, PDF 296 KB)

J - N

Live in treatements services (November 2021, PDF 205 KB)
Maternal Mental Health (May 2022, PDF 208 KB)
Maternity Services data (November 2021, PDF 280 KB)
Media access to DHB site (March 2022, PDF 703 KB)
Mental Health (February 2022, PDF 342 KB)
Mental Health assessment tools (May 2022, PDF 1 MB)
Mental Health documentation (April 2022, PDF 5.7 MB)
NZ sign language interpreters (April 2022, PDF 247 KB)

O - P

OIA response times (October 2021, PDF 62 KB)
Operating theatre availability (March 2022, PDF 86 KB)
Opportunistic vaccinations (January 2022, PDF 249 KB)
Palliative care (February 2022, PDF 291 KB)
PET CT providers (November 2021, PDF 244 KB)
Pharmacy FTE (November 2021, PDF 112 KB)
Pharmacy hires (November 2021, PDF 112 KB)
Pharmarcy qualifications (November 2021, PDF 113 KB)
Pregnancy perinatal data (February 2022, PDF 182 KB)
Provisional Improvement Notices (October 2021, PDF 95 KB)
Psychologists (March 2022, PDF 116 KB)

R - S

Radiology info (October 2021, PDF 292 KB)
Renal info (November 2021, PDF 175 KB)
RMO locum costs (January 2022, PDF 242 KB)
Skin cancer information (February 2022, PDF 229 KB)
SMOs (April 2022, PDF 131 KB)
South Taranaki Rural GP (January 2022, PDF 565 KB)
South Taranaki Rural GP - Follow up quesions (January 2022, PDF 206 KB)
Staff assults on patients (May 2022, PDF 238 KB)
Staff surveillance (November 2021, PDF 112 KB)
Stroke data (October 2021, PDF 287 KB)
Stuttering treatment (May 2022, PDF 284 KB)
Surgical information (September 2021, PDF 330 KB)

T - Z

Teenagers-children seeking paediatric-youth health services (October 2021, PDF 105 KB)
Transportation of microbiology samples (March 2022, PDF 750 KB)
Treatment guidelines (January 2022, PDF 120 KB)
Treatment protocols (January 2022, PDF 403 KB)
Type 1 Diabetes (April 2022, PDF 293 KB)
Use of blockers for young transgender (November 2021, PDF 270 KB)
Vulnerable People (October 2021, PDF 767 KB)
Waikato DHB cyber hack (October 2021, PDF 61 KB)
Waitlists (May 2022, PDF 643 KB)

Last updated: Friday, May 27, 2022

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