Request for Public Waitlist Management data file names for years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
From: Mr Liddiard
Dear WA Department of Health,
I am requesting the file names of Public Hospital data sets which are annually released by the Department of Health WA.
Last year I attended Regional Hospital where they kindly presented data from a Department of Health data file. Only data specific to the specialist I attended with was displayed at a specialist specific level as is in keeping with confidentiality. Although, more macro data was presented by specialty, hospital, post code/town, procedure and so on.
Therefore I know this data is release at least annually to the hospitals in WA, whether as a waitlist specific file or as a more global file.
I am requesting the file names only for the years: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
I am currently in discussion with the Freedom of information Commission over access to this data and request that this information is provided as soon as is practicably possible.
From: Mullan, Georgia
WA Department of Health
Dear Mr Liddiard,
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately, there is not enough information to determine what data you viewed when visiting the regional hospital. Was the data specifically shown to you in a presentation, on a notice board, slideshow etc. It is possible that the date file could have been prepared by that hospital, or region or area office.
If these documents are available publicly, this would not fall under a Freedom of Information request.
There are public reports about the Elective Surgery Wait List, produced by the Department of Health WA on a monthly basis:
Should you wish to proceed as a Freedom of Information request, please complete the attached application.
Please contact me should you have any queries.