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Failure To Administer Local Anaesthetic Breaches The Code 20HDC01208

Monday, 27 May 2024, 2:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The breach concerns the care provided to a woman in her twenties who underwent a procedure at Greenlane Hospital to remove abnormal cells from her cervix following results from a smear test. More >>

Health New Zealand Breaches Code For Multiple System Failures In Management Of Woman’s Echocardiogram 20HDC01130

Monday, 27 May 2024, 2:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The woman at the centre of the report, was initially referred by her GP to Thames Hospital for an echocardiogram. She experienced significant delays in getting the echocardiogram done and learning the results which indicated severe heart valve disease More >>

Information About Myocarditis Risk From Comirnaty Vaccine Not Clearly Highlighted Or Communicated 22HDC02256

Monday, 20 May 2024, 2:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell has today released a report relating to the vaccination of a man in his twenties who died from myocarditis found, by the Coroner, to have been directly caused by the Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) COVID-19 ... More >>

Te Whatu Ora Waikato Breaches Code For Failures In Management Of X-ray Results C20HDC01571

Monday, 20 May 2024, 2:56 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Dr Vanessa Caldwell said the organisation failed to inform the consumer, and her medical centre, of a chest X-ray result that recommended further cross-sectional imaging. More >>

Failures In Care Of Older Man After Emergency Surgery 21HDC00696

Monday, 13 May 2024, 3:27 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

In a report issued today, Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper found Tairāwhiti District Health Board (now Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti) and a registered nurse breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for their ... More >>

Case Summary. Nurse Who Assaulted Patient Referred To Director Of Proceedings. 22HDC00519

Monday, 13 May 2024, 3:20 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell recently finalised an investigation concerning a gross boundary violation between a nurse and patient, and Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora’s management of the subsequent complaint. More >>

Ambulance Call Handler Breaches Code For Incorrectly Recording And Classifying Triage Questions 21HDC00463

Monday, 13 May 2024, 3:15 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell has found an ambulance call handler breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code). More >>

Dentist Works Outside Scope In Providing Orthodontic Treatment 21HDC00656

Monday, 6 May 2024, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell has found a dentist breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for orthodontic treatment provided over a two year period to a 12 year old female. More >>

Te Whatu Ora Breaches Code In Care Of Man Who Died Following Incorrect Intubation 21HDC02785

Monday, 29 April 2024, 3:46 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The breach relates to its failure to provide services of an appropriate standard to a man who died after suffering a severe hypoxic brain injury sustained from an incorrect intubation. More >>

Commissioner Refers Massage Therapist To Director Of Proceedings 23HDC00529

Monday, 29 April 2024, 3:44 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The massage therapist breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for filming clients without their consent and other behaviours which did not meet accepted professional standards. More >>

Commissioner Finds Informed Consent Breach In Ablation Treatment 20HDC01421

Monday, 29 April 2024, 3:41 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found an obstetrician and gynaecologist breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in communication regarding a woman’s gynaecological procedure. More >>

Inadequate Information And Informed Consent Prior To Hysterectomy Surgery 20HDC01996

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:25 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall has found a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide a woman with adequate information to enable ... More >>

Oceania Care Company Limited Breaches Code For Failures In Care For Respite Resident 20HDC02116

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:21 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Oceania also breached Right 4(2) of the Code for record keeping. More >>

Lack Of Informed Consent For Circumcision Procedure

Monday, 25 March 2024, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell has found that a GP breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for his care of a teenager who underwent a circumcision procedure for cultural reasons. ... More >>

Hato Hone St John Breaches Code For Not Providing Services Of An Appropriate Standard

Monday, 18 March 2024, 2:34 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found Hato Hone St John breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in assessing a man with a suspected heart attack, and contradicting a GP’s advice. Dr Vanessa ... More >>

GP Breaches Code For Not Following Up On Ultrasound

Monday, 11 March 2024, 2:15 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

In a report released today, the Health and Disability Commissioner has found a GP breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for not following up with a patient he had referred for an ultrasound. The woman, ... More >>

Care Home And Registered Nurse Breach The Code For Inadequate Wound Management

Monday, 11 March 2024, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

In a report issued today, Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper found a care home and a registered nurse breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for their care of a female resident. The woman, who had a complex ... More >>

Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper Calls For Action To Improve Access To Health And Disability Care For Older People

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 11:02 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A report released today by the Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper highlights the need for action to meet the ongoing health and disability needs of older people. The Aged Care Commissioner makes 20 recommendations to improve quality of care in ... More >>

Care Home And Nurse Practitioner Breach Code For Failures In Wound Management Of Elderly Woman

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1:52 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found Bupa Care Services, and a nurse practitioner (NP), breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in their management of an elderly woman’s wounds. ... More >>

Pharmacy Breached Code For Dispensing Error

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1:50 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Health and Disability Commissioner has found a pharmacy breached the Code of Health and Disabililty Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a dispensing error which saw a four-year-old boy admitted to hospital. The boy had been prescribed liquid ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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