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Provision of health care to prison inmate

Monday, 13 May 2019, 1:54 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the administration of medications ... More >>

Monitoring of repeat PSA testing

Monday, 6 May 2019, 2:18 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a General Practitioner (GP), and the medical centre he worked for, in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to carry out ... More >>

Coordination of care for toddler at fault

Monday, 6 May 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. The DHB failed to provide a 16-month-old boy with adequate care, ... More >>

GP fails to perform necessary diagnostic examination

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:34 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a General Practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to perform a necessary diagnostic examination. More >>

Poor pattern of care across Hawkes Bay District

Monday, 29 April 2019, 2:22 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to provide services with reasonable care ... More >>

Inadequate documentation resulting in inadequate care

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:18 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to complete and then ... More >>

Incorrect administration of medication 16HDC01162

Monday, 8 April 2019, 2:17 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide a resident with an appropriate standard ... More >>

Inadequate monitoring in inpatient mental health unit

Monday, 1 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding Waitemata DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to properly monitor a young man who was admitted under ... More >>

Assessment and management of finger injury 17HDC01170

Monday, 1 April 2019, 3:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided to a man. More >>

Optometrist fails to provide adequate care

Monday, 25 March 2019, 1:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan released a report today finding an optometrist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code). The optometrist was found to have breached the Code for failing ... More >>

Surgical error and poor postoperative care 16HDC01466

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:34 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general surgeon and a DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for services provided to a woman who underwent bowel surgery. More >>

Care provided to a man in supported living

Monday, 11 March 2019, 10:35 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a disability service provider in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to have an adequate risk management plan in place, ... More >>

Care and information provided to woman

Monday, 4 March 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding an obstetrician and a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for Care and information provided to a woman with a ... More >>

Care of pregnant woman with high risk factors

Monday, 18 February 2019, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a midwife and a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the care provided to a pregnant woman with high ... More >>

Treatment of boy with skin lesion

Monday, 18 February 2019, 1:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an Emergency Department (ED) doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the treatment provided to a boy with a skin lesion. More >>

HDC Decision: Co-ordination of care of woman

Monday, 11 February 2019, 3:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Co-ordination of care of woman with mental health and addiction issues More >>

Call for stronger focus on mental well-being and recovery

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 1:11 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan says New Zealand needs to broaden its focus from mental illness and addiction to mental well-being and recovery. He today released New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services: The monitoring and advocacy ... More >>

Commissioner supports the health work of Special Olympics

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 1:08 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Special Olympics New Zealand was supported at their recent National Summer Games by the Health and Disability Commissioner, who provided information for athletes and their families about their rights when using a health or disability service. ... More >>

Inquiry finds major failings at Wanganui Hospital

Tuesday, 26 February 2008, 9:18 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson says that when provincial hospitals face workforce shortages, appointment, supervision and quality control processes must be rigorous. More >>

HDC commences North Shore Hospital inquiry

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 4:54 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson has initiated an inquiry into the standard of care provided to four patients at North Shore Hospital last winter. More >>

 

 

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