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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 >>

Pattern Of Poor Care Of Child With Worsening Symptoms

Monday, 12 July 2021, 2:15 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a ... More >>

Delayed Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer

Monday, 12 July 2021, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in her care of a woman who was later diagnosed with breast ... More >>

Support Worker Fails To Visit Elderly Man

Monday, 12 July 2021, 2:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a support worker in breach of the Code of Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to attend to an elderly man in her care. The elderly man was ... More >>

Dermatologist Performed Surgery On Old Scar Instead Of Skin Cancer

Monday, 5 July 2021, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a dermatologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in his care of a woman undergoing surgery for skin ... More >>

DHB Fails In Care Of Woman With Dental Infection

Monday, 5 July 2021, 2:08 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a district health board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman with an ongoing dental infection. ... More >>

Woman’s Liver Lesion Not Followed Up By DHB

Monday, 5 July 2021, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a district health board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of a woman with a liver lesion. The woman ... More >>

Failures In Managing Pain And End-of-life Care For Elderly Woman

Monday, 28 June 2021, 2:02 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding an aged care provider in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in its care of an elderly woman. The woman, aged in ... More >>

Toddler’s Re-dislocated Hip Not Identified For Months

Monday, 28 June 2021, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a DHB and orthopaedic surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in their care of a toddler following ... More >>

Pharmacist Dispensed Wrong Medication To Teenager

Monday, 28 June 2021, 2:00 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a pharmacy and pharmacist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in relation to dispensing medication ... More >>

Midwife Failed To View Ultrasound Scans

Monday, 21 June 2021, 1:59 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 failings in her care of a woman during pregnancy. The woman was pregnant ... More >>

Surgical Instrument Left In Man’s Abdomen After Surgery

Monday, 14 June 2021, 1:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding Waitematā District Health Board (WDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in its care of a man undergoing surgery. ... More >>

Unreasonable Restraint Of Patient In Secure Unit

Monday, 14 June 2021, 1:57 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 his care of a man residing in a secure facility. The man, aged in ... More >>

Delay In Review Of A Woman’s Deteriorating Skin Condition

Monday, 31 May 2021, 1:58 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a community support provider and nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failings in their care of a woman with ... More >>

Radiologist Fails To Identify Important Information On CT Scan

Monday, 24 May 2021, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for their failure to identify information in a scan. The man, aged ... More >>

Woman Suffered Serious Injuries At Timaru Rest Home

Monday, 24 May 2021, 2:10 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) after a woman suffered serious injuries in their care in 2018. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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