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Missed Opportunities In Cancer Patient Care

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A man in his fifties had a history of schizophrenia and chronic thought disorder, and lived in a community residential mental health service. Over a six week period he presented to the Emergency Department seven times with severe abdominal pain. ... More >>

Dentist Fails To Provide Appropriate Information About Treatment Required

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The woman went to the dentist for an orthodontic evaluation for treatment to correct the alignment of her teeth, which were "wonky" and off-centre because she was naturally missing her top right incisor (tooth 12). The dentist provided treatment ... More >>

Dispensing Errors Fail Professional Standards Of Care

Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:02 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a pharmacist and pharmacy in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services in accordance ... More >>

Follow-up Tests And Appointments Essential In Timely Diagnosis

Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell 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 in the care of a woman whose ... More >>

Patient Medical Warnings Must Be Captured Safely, Report Highlights

Monday, 6 December 2021, 1:54 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell today released a report highlighting the importance of capturing patient medical warnings safely, after a man suffered an adverse reaction to radiography dye. The man, in his eighties at ... More >>

Woman's Tumour Undetected By Radiologist And DHB Staff

Monday, 29 November 2021, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to identify a pancreatic tumour on a woman’s CT scan. ... More >>

Occupational Therapist Fails To Maintain Professional Boundaries

Monday, 29 November 2021, 1:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding an occupational therapist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to maintain professional boundaries. ... More >>

Maintaining Professional Boundaries Integral In Providing Health Services

Monday, 8 November 2021, 1:57 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a clinical psychologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for entering into a personal relationship with a man ... More >>

Emergency Department Fails In Its Care Of A Girl Who Developed Septic Arthritis

Monday, 1 November 2021, 1:55 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a teenage girl ... More >>

Difficulties In Diagnosing Acute Aortic Dissection Outlined In Report

Monday, 18 October 2021, 1:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report highlighting the difficulty in diagnosing acute aortic dissection without failsafe diagnostic tools. A woman in her forties complaining of severe ongoing chest pain was taken ... More >>

Poor Standard Of Skin Laser Treatment Causes Facial Burns

Monday, 4 October 2021, 1:57 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a skin treatment clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a woman who suffered burns following ... More >>

Investigation Calls For More Coordination Between Midwife And Ambulance Services

Monday, 4 October 2021, 1:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall has released details of a case raising concerns about the communication and coordination of care between midwives and ambulance providers when transferring newborn infants to hospital. In 2019, a ... More >>

Ambulance Service Fails To Properly Assess Woman With Spinal Injury

Monday, 27 September 2021, 1:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding St John Ambulance Service (St John) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide appropriate assessment ... More >>

Rest Home Fails To Recognise Delirium And Provide Pain Relief To Elderly Woman

Monday, 27 September 2021, 1:57 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 in the care of a woman in her nineties. The woman ... More >>

Unacceptable Delays In Referring Woman For Ultrasound And Cardiology Services

Monday, 27 September 2021, 1:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a doctor in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for unacceptable delays in managing a woman’s referrals for an abdominal ... More >>

Dentist fails to provide information on risks

Monday, 16 August 2021, 2:01 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 failures in their care of a woman who needed root canal treatment. ... More >>

GP fails in care of woman in early pregnancy

Monday, 16 August 2021, 1:58 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell 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 in their care of a woman in early pregnancy. ... More >>

Midwife Failed To Monitor Young Woman For Pre-eclampsia

Monday, 16 August 2021, 1:56 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 failing to provide a young pregnant woman with services of an appropriate ... More >>

Rest Home Recommended To Complete Staff Training In Identification And Management Of Infection In Elderly

Monday, 9 August 2021, 2:24 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 systematically investigate and critically think ... More >>

Unsterilised Equipment Used In Woman’s Surgery

Monday, 9 August 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding Southern Cross Hospital Limited (SCHL) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman undergoing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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