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Inequity of mental health service quality inequity of mental

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:34 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released an update to his 2018 monitoring and advocacy report on New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services, which highlights ongoing concerns about inequity of mental health service quality and outcomes ... More >>

Incident management by disability support service

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a disability support service in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to appropriately support staff to manage ... More >>

Annual Report outlines a busy year for HDC

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 4:17 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill said there had been a record number of complaints closed by his office in the last year. More >>

Failing to provide appropriate services to heart patient

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:43 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Capital and Coast District Health Board and a cardiothoracic surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide ... More >>

Assessment of eye injury

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:33 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

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

Professional boundaries in a clinician-patient relationship

Monday, 25 November 2019, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a psychiatrist and a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to maintain professional boundaries with their patient. More >>

Failure to manage an elderly man’s risk of falling

Monday, 25 November 2019, 2:08 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding Auckland District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately assess and manage ... More >>

Research with adults unable to provide informed consent

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:06 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report proposing changes to rules for when health and disability research can occur that involves adults who are unable to provide informed consent. More >>

HDC: care provided to pregnant women and their babies

Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:23 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released two reports which found Waikato DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights (the Code) for failures relating to maternity services provided to two families. More >>

Inadequate monitoring of man with cardiac issues

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Taranaki District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for providing a very poor standard of care to a 68 ... More >>

Adherence to count policy in surgery

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:04 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a medical centre and surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for the surgical care provided to a woman. More >>

Care of baby with respiratory difficulties

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a 3-month-old baby. More >>

Continuity of services provided by DHB and radiology service

Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:24 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding South Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) and Pacific Radiology in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failings ... More >>

Burns sustained during surgery

Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:18 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Wairarapa District Health Board (DHB) and an orthopaedic surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided ... More >>

Standard of urology services 17HDC02066

Monday, 21 October 2019, 2:13 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Southern District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the standard of its urology services. More >>

Care of rest-home resident with leg ulcers 16HDC01437

Monday, 21 October 2019, 2:11 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 its care for a woman in her seventies. More >>

Failure to provide appropriate care to rest home resident

Monday, 21 October 2019, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

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

Co-ordination of care in neurosurgery ward

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:52 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Capital & Coast District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for its care of a woman in her mid-fifties. More >>

Postoperative care following bowel surgery

Monday, 14 October 2019, 2:51 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Nelson Marlborough District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for its care of a 65-year-old woman who had undergone ... More >>

Interpretation and reporting of CT colonography

Monday, 7 October 2019, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a diagnostic radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to correctly interpret a man’s computed tomography ... More >>

 

 

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