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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 >>

DHB Failures Led To Woman’s Hepatitis Relapse

Monday, 9 August 2021, 1:55 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell 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 failures in its care of a ... More >>

Deputy Commissioner Highlights Lack Of Clarity In Retirement Village Care

Monday, 2 August 2021, 2:28 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report criticising an aged care facility and three registered nurses for the care they provided to an elderly man. The aged care facility operates both a rest home and hospital, and a ... More >>

Social Worker Used Clinical Knowledge For Personal Gain

Monday, 2 August 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a social worker in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for blurring his professional relationship with a man in his care. ... More >>

Health And Disability Commissioner Supports Progress Towards Establishing An Aged Care Commissioner

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:11 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell welcomes the Government’s announcement today on progress towards establishing an Aged Care Commissioner. "The creation of a dedicated Aged Care Commissioner is an excellent opportunity to elevate our ... More >>

New Deputy Commissioners Appointed To The HDC

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 1:54 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell welcomes the appointment of two new Deputy Health and Disability Commissioners to her office. "I’m pleased to welcome Deborah James who has been appointed as Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, ... More >>

Elderly Man Suffered Two Falls At Rest Home

Monday, 26 July 2021, 2:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding rest home owners Oceania Care Company Limited in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a ... More >>

GP Failed To Properly Assess A Man Who Was Days Away From A Heart Attack

Monday, 26 July 2021, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a locum GP in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for undertaking an inadequate assessment of a man in her care. The man, ... More >>

Failures In Care Provided To Woman In Emergency Department

Monday, 26 July 2021, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a number of failures in its ... More >>

Nurse Gives Baby Incorrect Vaccine

Monday, 19 July 2021, 2:02 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failure in her care of a baby being vaccinated. At the time ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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