PoP NB Right to Information Responses

As part of our ongoing advocacy work, PoP NB submits Right to Information requests for information and data not readily provided to the citizens of New Brunswick.

As information is received, we make it available here.

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Index
Department of Health - File 1805 - Discussions on Lifting of the Mandatory Order

Request: Copies of all records detailing any discussions pertaining to the March 14, 2022 lifting of the mandatory order regarding Covid-19 measures. Records should include, but not be limited to emails, texts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, etc. and should include any reference to removing the mandatory order, criteria for removing the mandatory order, or other comments on the removal of the mandatory order.

Record Period: December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: March 31, 2022
Received: June 29, 2022
Size: 204 pages

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Department of Health - File 1806 - COVID-19 Data February and March 2022

Request: Copies of all records detailing daily reported Covid 19 cases in New Brunswick, both PCR and POCT (rapid test) cases. In addition, copies of all records detailing daily reported Covid 19 hospitalizations (number of people in hospital with or for Covid 19), number of daily reported Covid 19 ICU patients, and number of daily reported Covid 19 patients on ventilators. Finally, copies of all records detailing the number of daily reported Covid 19 deaths. Records should include daily quantities of one or more of these items, and/or any related discussions. Records should include emails, texts, meeting minutes and any other relevant written communication.

Record Period: February 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: March 31, 2022
Received: June 29, 2022
Size: 566 pages

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Department of Health - File 1892 - COVID-19 Modelling

Request: Copies of all New Brunswick Covid-19 Modelling provided to the Department of Health from the University of New Brunswick or From any other individual, agency, or entity including all explanatory information provided with or related thereto. Additionally, copies of all communications related to the above modelling. Records should include, but not be limited to emails, texts, graphs, charts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, etc. and should include any reference to the modelling, its use in determining or explaining government policy or government actions, its adoption or non-adoption, and request to issuing agencies or individuals for clarification or revision.

Record Period: March 1, 2020 to April 20, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: April 20, 2022
Received: August 9, 2022
Size: 200 pages

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Department of Health - File 1945 - Delays in Health Services due to COVID-19

Request: Copies of data detailing the daily and/or weekly quantity of diagnostic, surgical, or other procedures delayed , rescheduled, or cancelled due to the impacts of Covid-19 on either the patient, healthcare staff, or impacts on policy. Additionally, copies of all records containing any discussions, comments, or information pertaining to the above impacts. The records should incorporate references to delayed/rescheduled procedures and/or references to future impacts of delayed/rescheduled procedures. Records should include, but not be limited to emails, tests, graphs, charts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, etc.

Record Period: September 1, 2021 to April 29, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: April 29, 2022
Received: August 10, 2022
Size: 244 pages

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Horizon Health Network - File 2223-003 - Delays in Health Services due to COVID-19

Request: Copies of data detailing the daily and/or weekly quantity of diagnostic, surgical, or other procedures delayed , rescheduled, or cancelled due to the impacts of Covid-19 on either the patient, healthcare staff, or impacts on policy. Additionally, copies of all records containing any discussions, comments, or information pertaining to the above impacts. The records should incorporate references to delayed/rescheduled procedures and/or references to future impacts of delayed/rescheduled procedures. Records should include, but not be limited to emails, tests, graphs, charts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, etc.

Record Period: September 1, 2021 to April 29, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: April 29, 2022
Received: July 26, 2022
Size: 18 pages

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Vitalité Health Network - File LDIPVP2022-23-002 - Delays in Health Services due to COVID-19

Request: Copies of data detailing the daily and/or weekly quantity of diagnostic, surgical, or other procedures delayed , rescheduled, or cancelled due to the impacts of Covid-19 on either the patient, healthcare staff, or impacts on policy. Additionally, copies of all records containing any discussions, comments, or information pertaining to the above impacts. The records should incorporate references to delayed/rescheduled procedures and/or references to future impacts of delayed/rescheduled procedures. Records should include, but not be limited to emails, tests, graphs, charts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, etc.

Record Period: September 1, 2021 to April 29, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: April 29, 2022
Received: July 26, 2022
Size: 16 pages

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Department of Social Development - Covid Deaths in Long Term Care facilities

Request: Daily or weekly number of New Brunswick deaths in Long-Term Care homes or other facilities managed by the Department of Social development where Covid-19 was recorded as 1) the immediate cause of death, 2) an antecedent, giving rise to the immediate cause of death, or 3) another significant condition. Additionally, the daily or weekly number of deaths where other specified or unspecified viral infection was recorded as any of the above three items.

Record Period: March 1, 2020 to June 21, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: June 21, 2022
Received: July 18, 2022
Size: 2 pages

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Department of Health - Definition of recovered from COVID-19

Request: The exact methodology and definition used to determine when a Covid-19 case is considered to be “recovered” or “resolved” as reported in official data from Public Health. Additionally any and all prior definitions or methods for determining when a Covid-19 case is deemed recovered or resolved, as well as the date range of when each definition was actively being used by Public Health, the Department of Health, or any other government office.

Record Period: March 1, 2020 to September 12, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: September 12, 2022
Received: October 27, 2022
Size: 1 page (email)

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Department of Health - Discussions of Long Covid

Request: Copies of all records containing any discussions or mention of Long Covid, Post-Acute Sequelae of Covid (PASC), Post Covid-19 Condition (PCC) Post Acute Covid Syndrome (PACS), Post Covid Condition, or any other associated or related terminology used to indicate the long term effects of Covid-19 infection, including any discussed or cited studies, papers, or epidemiological models or approximations. Records should include but not be limited to emails, texts, graphs, charts, meeting minutes, memorandums, transcripts, video or audio files, agendas, etc.

Record Period: January 1, 2020 to September 15, 2022 inclusive
Submitted: September 15, 2022
Received: November 3, 2022
Size: 733 pages

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