Wait Time Reports for specialist hospital clinics

Cail Young made this Freedom of Information request to Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

This request has been withdrawn by the person who made it. There may be an explanation in the correspondence below.

From: Cail Young

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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

The AIHW directed me to the following information on the performance data portal:

https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/d...

I would like to request the final specialist clinic wait time reports for all quarters since the beginning of data collection (2012 according to the PDF reports linked above), preferably in an accessible format (I.e. tables that are importable to other software rather than PDF files for printing).

If the above reports are not available, I would like to request documents containing the data sets provided to VINAH by the specialist clinics that would have been used to create the above reports for the same time frame.

If those are not available, I would like to request any documents that contain data regarding the wait time between referral and initial specialist appointment for both urgent and routine referrals across Victorian hospitals for the time period since 2012 that the department holds.

If this can be handled as an informal request that is fine with me, otherwise please proceed as a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Cail Young

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Freedom of Information request - Wait Time Reports for specialist
hospital clinics

Cail Young
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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

The AIHW directed me to the following information on the performance data
portal:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

I would like to request the final specialist clinic wait time reports for
all quarters since the beginning of data collection (2012 according to the
PDF reports linked above), preferably in an accessible format (I.e. tables
that are importable to other software rather than PDF files for printing).

If the above reports are not available, I would like to request documents
containing the data sets provided to VINAH by the specialist clinics that
would have been used to create the above reports for the same time frame.

If those are not available, I would like to request any documents that
contain data regarding the wait time between referral and initial
specialist appointment for both urgent and routine referrals across
Victorian hospitals for the time period since 2012 that the department
holds.

If this can be handled as an informal request that is fine with me,
otherwise please proceed as a formal FOI request.

Yours faithfully,

Cail Young

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Attachment F001 17 Factsheet Fees and Charges.pdf
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Attachment 2017.09.01 Fact Sheet FOI Statement of hardship form.pdf
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Dear Mr Young

I refer to your application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982
requesting access to:

"The AIHW directed me to the following information on the performance data
portal:

[1]https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

I would like to request the final specialist clinic wait time reports for
all quarters since the beginning of data collection (2012 according to the
PDF reports linked above), preferably in an accessible format (I.e. tables
that are importable to other software rather than PDF files for printing).

If the above reports are not available, I would like to request documents
containing the data sets provided to VINAH by the specialist clinics that
would have been used to create the above reports for the same time frame.

If those are not available, I would like to request any documents that
contain data regarding the wait time between referral and initial
specialist appointment for both urgent and routine referrals across
Victorian hospitals for the time period since 2012 that the department
holds.

If this can be handled as an informal request that is fine with me,
otherwise please proceed as a formal FOI request."

Your application was received on 14 June 2018.

The Act provides that an application fee of $28.40 must accompany each
request. Please forward a cheque or money order for $28.40, made payable
to the Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:

Freedom of Information unit
Department of Health & Human Services
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne Victoria 3001

The Act also provides that the application fee may be waived or reduced if
payment of the fee would cause financial hardship. If you consider this to
be the case the fee may be waived or reduced on production of a statement
of how the payment of the application fee would cause you hardship. I have
included a copy of the statement of hardship form that you need to
complete if you would like the application fee waived.

Please note your request cannot proceed until the application fee or your
statement of hardship has been received as it is not a valid request. I
would appreciate it if you would respond by 23 July 2018, otherwise I will
assume that you do not wish to proceed with your request and no further
action will be taken by the department.

I can be contacted via email at [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email] or on (03) 9096 2004.
Please quote our reference number (F18/0918) in any correspondence.

Kind Regards,

Authorised Officer
Freedom of Information unit | Executive Services & Performance
Department of Health and Human Services
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
t. 9096 8449  | f. 9096 8848  | e. [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email]
w. [2]www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

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Attachment F001 17 Factsheet Fees and Charges.pdf
69K Download View as HTML

Attachment 2017.09.01 Fact Sheet FOI Statement of hardship form.pdf
66K Download View as HTML


Dear Mr Young

I  am writing in relation to your application under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 requesting access to:

"The AIHW directed me to the following information on the performance data
portal:

[1]https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...

I would like to request the final specialist clinic wait time reports for
all quarters since the beginning of data collection (2012 according to the
PDF reports linked above), preferably in an accessible format (I.e. tables
that are importable to other software rather than PDF files for printing).

If the above reports are not available, I would like to request documents
containing the data sets provided to VINAH by the specialist clinics that
would have been used to create the above reports for the same time frame.

If those are not available, I would like to request any documents that
contain data regarding the wait time between referral and initial
specialist appointment for both urgent and routine referrals across
Victorian hospitals for the time period since 2012 that the department
holds.

If this can be handled as an informal request that is fine with me,
otherwise please proceed as a formal FOI request."

Preliminary enquiries have been conducted and the Victorian Agency for
Health Information (VAHI) has advised that you can make a request for data
at the following address:

Web:
[2]https://bettersafercare.vic.gov.au/our-w...

Email: [3][email address]

Alternatively, if you wish to pursue a Freedom of Information request, the
Act provides that an application fee of $28.40 must accompany each
request. Please forward a cheque or money order for $28.40, made payable
to the Department of Health and Human Services at the following address:

Freedom of Information unit
Department of Health & Human Services
GPO Box 4057
Melbourne Victoria 3001

Please note, as advised in my correspondence of 22 June 2018, your request
cannot proceed until the application fee or a statement of hardship has
been received as it is not a valid request. I would appreciate it if you
would respond by 23 July 2018, otherwise I will assume that you do not
wish to proceed with your request and no further action will be taken by
the department.

Kind regards,

Authorised Officer
Freedom of Information unit | Executive Services & Performance
Department of Health and Human Services
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
t. 9096 8449  | f. 9096 8848  | e. [Victorian Department of Health and Human Services request email]
w. [4]www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

From: FOI/HeadOffice/DHS
To: [FOI #4642 email],
Date: 22/06/2018 11:08 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information request F18/0918 - Acknowledgement

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From: Cail Young

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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

Thank you for the information regarding VAHI. I will make enquiries there, and if unsuccessful will open a new FOI request (with payment) in future.

Please consider this request withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,

Cail Young

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Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information unit at the Department
of Health and Human Services.

Your email has been received and you will receive a response regarding your
Freedom of Information or subpoena enquiry as soon as possible.

If you are seeking further information regarding Freedom of Information,
please refer to our website at
<http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-individual...>

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Re: Freedom of Information request F18/0918

Cail Young
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FOI requests at Victorian Department of Health and
Human Services
03/0
7/20
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Dear Victorian Department of Health and Human Services,

Thank you for the information regarding VAHI. I will make enquiries there,
and if unsuccessful will open a new FOI request (with payment) in future.

Please consider this request withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,

Cail Young

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