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Informed Consent And Care For Dementia Patient

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:41 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding MidCentral DHB in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of an elderly woman with dementia. The woman’s daughter, ... More >>

Failures In Care For Elderly Rest Home Residents

Monday, 17 February 2020, 3:36 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released two reports which found Radius Residential Care Limited in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the care provided ... More >>

Inadequate Medical Care Of A Prison Inmate

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:02 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide necessary medical treatment ... More >>

Failure to conduct adequate medical assessment

Monday, 10 February 2020, 2:12 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a doctor at an urgent care clinic in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to conduct an adequate medical assessment ... More >>

Inappropriate discharge and lack of respect for dignity

Monday, 10 February 2020, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Canterbury District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided to a man with alcoholic ... More >>

Inappropriate discharge and lack of respect for dignity

Monday, 10 February 2020, 2:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Canterbury District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided to a man with alcoholic ... More >>

Management of IV device & communication on discharge

Monday, 10 February 2020, 1:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding Auckland District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to a young woman. More >>

Continuity of care for patients seeing multiple GPs

Monday, 3 February 2020, 2:59 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released two reports which both highlight concerns with the continuity of care provided to patients seeing multiple GPs. More >>

Sexually inappropriate behaviour in a disability service

Monday, 3 February 2020, 2:57 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding disability support service IDEA Services, and two of its employees, in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failing to keep ... More >>

Interpretation of fetal heart rate monitoring

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released two reports finding Hutt Valley District Health Board (the DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to two women during ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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