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Low-lying placenta not identified during ultrasound 16HDC014

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Pacific Radiology Group and a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify that a woman’s ... More >>

Multiple presentations to ED before stroke diagnosis

Monday, 16 September 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Canterbury DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman who was later diagnosed with strokes. More >>

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission is welcome

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 2:27 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan welcomed the announcement today of an initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. More >>

Lungs punctured during acupuncture

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an acupuncturist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in care when providing acupuncture services to a woman. More >>

Information and instructions given by paramedic

Monday, 9 September 2019, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a paramedic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to a 111 call. More >>

Monitoring of woman in labour; resuscitation of infant

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:21 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a self-employed midwife, a hospital employed midwife and a DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided ... More >>

Care of rest home resident after falls

Monday, 2 September 2019, 2:20 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding the owner of a rest home in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the care of a woman in her ... More >>

Handover instructions for care after discharge

Monday, 26 August 2019, 2:35 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Waikato District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to poor co-ordination of care ... More >>

Communication and follow-up of abnormal test results

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:13 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 (the Code) for failures relating to the communication and follow ... More >>

Provision of medication following emergency request

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:11 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to documentation and compliance with protocols ... More >>

Root canal performed on wrong tooth

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a dentist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to correctly identify a tooth for root canal treatment. More >>

Care and information provided to a pregnant woman

Monday, 19 August 2019, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a midwife in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to a pregnant woman. Ms Wall’s investigation focused ... More >>

Advice to discontinue medication

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a provider of alternative health services in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for advising a man with an anxiety disorder to stop ... More >>

Resuscitation of rest home resident

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a failure relating to the resuscitation of an 85-year-old woman who ... More >>

Pattern of poor care in assessment 17HDC00975

Monday, 12 August 2019, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Capital and Coast DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a pattern of poor care in the assessment of a woman who was ... More >>

Provision of methadone treatment to wrong patient

Monday, 5 August 2019, 2:12 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a pharmacist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately check the identification of a woman before giving ... More >>

Inappropriate co-administration of anticoagulants

Monday, 5 August 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Lakes District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided to a woman in relation to a medication ... More >>

Care of elderly woman in rest home

Monday, 5 August 2019, 2:08 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 failings in the care provided to an 87-year-old woman. More >>

Coordination of care at public hospital

Monday, 29 July 2019, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Counties Manukau District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for its care of a man who had sustained injuries from ... More >>

Care of elderly man at risk of falls

Monday, 29 July 2019, 2:04 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 failures relating to care provided to an 86-year-old man with ... More >>

 

 

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