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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018



The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ensure that they have been afforded proper communication, open disclosure and their reasonable needs met, he said. After Mr Wilson died, the most junior doctor who had treated him told the hospital registrar the death should be reported to the Coroner. The registrar later sent back a text message, which said: Spoke to Coroner not reportable death. There was no evidence, Mr Cavanagh found, that his office was contacted and some paperwork relating to his death remains incomplete. Mr Wilsons death was only flagged with the Coroner after the family complained to the Territorys Health and Community Services Complaints Commission. Mr Wilsons family told the inquest in a statement: we have this deep sadness that our Dad and Pop had to endure immense pain and suffering in the last few days of his life. Mr Cavanagh recommended a series of reforms at RDH, largely revolving around communication with families and the proper reporting of unexpected deaths. J O A N F E N S O M AN Australia-wide hunt for a man who allegedly mowed down emus on an outback road and posted the disturbing footage online has ended with charges being laid by Victorian police. The video showed a moustachioed man laughing as he counts each emu he runs over. Three possible suspects had been identified in South Australia, NSW and Victoria by the RSPCA as the organisation issued a plea to find the man. Victoria Police yesterday announced a 20-year-old man had been charged on summons with animal cruelty and traffic offences. TERRITORY rodeo champ Darcy McBean will be out to prove himself tonight when he saddles up at the last Noonamah Rodeo of the year. The 22-year-old Katherine pro bull rider will be back with a vengeance to take on Guns n Roses, one of the most feared bucking bulls in the Territory. McBean failed to School given funding break ALICE Springs boarding school St Philips has won a reprieve from the Territory Government. The NT News this week reported the school stood to lose out under a new funding arrangement that tied payments to indigenous attendance. That funding model disadvantaged schools with non-indigenous boarders, according to the NT Isolated Children and Parents Association. Education Minister Selena Uibo has since agreed to restore funding to original levels for the next two years. Anglicare lauds cops at school Emu killer hunt ends in arrest THE reintroduction of schoolbased police officers has been commended by Anglicare NT. Chief executive Dave Pugh said the initiative provided a liaison point for young people. This is a positive step as it assists schools with safety on campus and provides young people an opportunity to engage positively with the police, he said. Many of our youth workers remember working closely with school-based police officers to strengthen relationships with young people and we look forward to continued and ongoing collaboration. ROYAL Darwin Hospital twice failed to tell the Territory Coroner of reportable deaths of elderly patients, did not communicate properly with distressed family members and then defended its conduct. Inquest findings into the 2010 death of David Fensom and the 2016 death of Henry Wilson, released yesterday, show RDH doctors failing to report unexpected deaths. Mr Wilson died in September 2016, a day shy of his 78th birthday, following an injury from surgery four days earlier. Mr Fensom, 67, died in 2010 after a misdiagnosed bowel condition and his widow, Joan, wrote to the Coroners office in 2017 and asked for a review of his medical records after she read a news story about another coronial inquest dealing with shortcomings at RDH. Even after six and a half years this is still upsetting me, she wrote. The inquests, held separately but on successive days last month, dealt with similar and persistent problems at RDH half a decade apart, including misdiagnoses, poor communication and the failure to flag unexpected deaths with the Coroner. Coroner Greg Cavanagh said it was not right Mrs Fensom had to wait eight years to find out why her husband died. It does not seem too much to expect that the institution would check on and speak to families after the unexpected death of a loved one, and Hospital failed to report deaths CRAIG DUNLOP Even after six and a half years this is still upsetting Bull rider Darcy McBean is looking forward to tangling with feared bull Guns n Roses at the final Noonamah Rodeo for this year on Saturday night Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY Rodeo star to take on raging bull ride the undefeated beast for more than a few seconds at his last Noonamah Rodeo in July. I always feel like Ive got a bit more to prove in front of a home crowd so Ill be bringing my best on Saturday, he said. Itll be the last big rodeo in the Northern Territory for the rest of the year. After this Ill be heading south to ride down there before taking another crack at nationals. The Australian bull riding champion has ridden bulls for 12 years. I started riding poddies as a 10-year-old and I havent stopped since that first adrenaline rush, McBean said. Noonamah Tavern events and promotions manager Spokz Wheeler said about 3500 people were expected to attend tonights rodeo. Gates open at 5.30pm. NATASHA EMECK

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