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Delayed Assessment Of A Suicidal Woman

Monday, 19 October 2020, 2:01 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

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

Vulnerable Child Left Unattended At Bus Stop

Monday, 19 October 2020, 1:58 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a disability care coordinator in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to arrange a support worker to meet a ... More >>

Rest Home Care Of Deteriorating Woman

Monday, 19 October 2020, 1:55 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home provider and two registered nurses in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a ... More >>

Medication Error By General Practitioner

Monday, 12 October 2020, 1:57 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Mental Health Commissioner today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for giving a woman access to a potentially dangerous quantity of medication. ... More >>

Care Provided To Unwell Man In A Rest Home

Monday, 12 October 2020, 1:52 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home company in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a man admitted for respite care. When ... More >>

Informed Consent For Wrist Surgery

Monday, 5 October 2020, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding an orthopaedic surgeon in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to establish informed consent for a surgical procedure. ... More >>

Delayed Diagnosis Of Bladder Cancer

Monday, 5 October 2020, 2:03 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a medical centre and a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of ... More >>

Administration Of Prisoner’s Medication By Prison Operator

Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:55 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding a private prison operator, Serco New Zealand Limited (Serco) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide ... More >>

Pharmacist’s Medication Dispensing Error

Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:53 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a pharmacist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for an error in the dispensing of medication to a woman. The woman presented ... More >>

Swab Left In Woman’s Abdomen Following Surgery

Monday, 5 October 2020, 1:50 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for mistakenly leaving a surgical swab in a woman’s ... More >>

Hospital’s Care Of Woman With Pressure Injuries

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:20 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care it provided to a woman who ... More >>

Rest Home Care Provided To Elderly Woman

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:18 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a rest home and a nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failings in the care provided to an elderly rest home resident. ... More >>

Delayed Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:13 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for missing an opportunity to diagnose breast cancer. ... More >>

Investigation Of Reduced Vision Caused By "floater"

Monday, 7 September 2020, 2:17 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding an optometrist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to adequately investigate the cause of a "floater" ... More >>

GP’s Response To A Child’s Behaviour During A Consultation

Monday, 31 August 2020, 4:13 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for inflicting physical contact on a two-year old child’s face ... More >>

Rest Home’s Monitoring Of Deteriorating Patient

Monday, 31 August 2020, 4:11 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

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

Care Provided To Pregnant Woman With Risk Factors

Monday, 31 August 2020, 4:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a two midwives in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care they provided to a pregnant woman with risk factors. ... More >>

Man Dies After Long Delay In ED

Monday, 31 August 2020, 4:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a District Health Board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services with reasonable care ... More >>

Charting And Administration Of Prisoner’s Medications By DHB

Monday, 24 August 2020, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to give a patient his regular medications ... More >>

Reporting Of Skin Cancer Results And Arrangement Of Follow Up

Monday, 24 August 2020, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding a general practitioner (GP) and a medical centre in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for not communicating a man’s ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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