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Effective Care Planning And Communication Vital In Fundamentals Of Aged Care

Monday, 9 May 2022, 2:02 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 not providing the fundamentals of care to an elderly man in ... More >>

Importance Of Strictly Adhering To Guidelines To Maintain Professional Boundaries Highlighted

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:21 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released details of a case relating to two separate complaints regarding the conduct of a nurse working in a hospital’s emergency department (ED). The complainants, broadly, both allege ... More >>

Investigation Highlights The Importance Of Clear Information And Consent Before Undertaking Procedures

Monday, 11 April 2022, 2:26 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, Dr Vanessa Caldwell, today released a report finding a GP in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to obtain informed consent and provide care with reasonable ... More >>

Issues With Assessment By Multiple Optometrists Result In Delay In Diagnosis Of Glaucoma

Monday, 11 April 2022, 2:25 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner, Morag McDowell, today released a report finding three optometrists and Specsavers Silverdale in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code), for failing to provide services ... More >>

Investigation Highlights The Importance Of Ensuring Adequate Consent For Intellectually Impaired Patients

Monday, 4 April 2022, 2:11 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released her findings in an investigation that highlight the importance of adequate consent protocols for intellectually impaired patients. Ms McDowell found New Zealand Family Planning Incorporated ... More >>

Inappropriate Relationship Between Nurse And Mental Health Patient

Monday, 4 April 2022, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a Registered Nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for breaching professional and ethical boundaries ... More >>

Coordinated Care Essential To Providing An Effective Mental Health Response

Monday, 4 April 2022, 2:10 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) and a mental health and addiction advocacy and peer support service (the service operating a mental health pilot project), in ... More >>

Radiologist Fails To Provide Services With Reasonable Care And Skill

Monday, 28 March 2022, 2:19 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for not providing services with reasonable care and skill. A woman ... More >>

Documentation And Communication Errors In Man’s Prostate Cancer Care

Monday, 21 March 2022, 2:02 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding several medical professionals in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for inadequate communication of test results, ... More >>

District Health Board Fails To Facilitate Careful, Thorough, And Timely Reporting Of Scans Before Surgery

Monday, 14 March 2022, 5:30 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to have in place guidelines and policies ... More >>

Hutt Valley DHB Found To Have Inadequate Communication And Information Management Processes

Monday, 14 March 2022, 3:09 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding Hutt Valley District Health Board (HVDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for its inadequate processes ... More >>

Maintaining Professional Boundaries Between Healthcare Professionals And Patients Vitally Important

Monday, 14 March 2022, 3:07 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) by failing to maintain professional boundaries with ... More >>

Understaffed Rural Sexual Health Services Result In Failures

Monday, 7 March 2022, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding numerous healthcare providers in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for multiple failures in rural sexual health ... More >>

GP Fails To Provide Services To Patient With Reasonable Skill And Care

Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner, Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a General Practitioner (GP) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) by failing to provide services to a patient ... More >>

Massage Therapist Did Not Meet Professional And Ethical Standards

Monday, 21 February 2022, 2:06 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a massage therapist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to obtain informed consent for massage ... More >>

Investigation Highlights The Importance Of Adequate And Appropriate Optometry Testing

Monday, 21 February 2022, 2:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released details of a case highlighting the importance of adequate and appropriate eye testing and record keeping. An optometrist has been found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability ... More >>

Transformation A Focus Of Health And Disability Commissioner’s Office Annual Report

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 9:08 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The ongoing challenges of COVID-19 has thrust the health and disability system to the front and centre of the public’s consciousness. "The system has continued to respond well to the health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now a period of ... More >>

Nurse’s Treatment Of Dementia Patient Disrespectful And Unkind

Monday, 14 February 2022, 2:04 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A man in his nineties was a resident in the retirement village’s special care dementia unit. The report concerns the nurse’s response to the man’s challenging behaviours during an incident in May 2020, where the man was found by a healthcare ... More >>

Nurse’s Treatment Of Dementia Patient Disrespectful And Unkind

Monday, 14 February 2022, 2:00 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A man in his nineties was a resident in the retirement village’s special care dementia unit. The report concerns the nurse’s response to the man’s challenging behaviours during an incident in May 2020, where the man was found by a healthcare ... More >>

Health And Disability Commissioner Welcomes Appointment Of First Aged Care Commissioner

Monday, 14 February 2022, 7:05 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today welcomed the appointment of Carolyn Cooper into the role of Aged Care Commissioner. "The appointment of a dedicated Aged Care Commissioner is an excellent opportunity to elevate HDC’s ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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