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Investigation into complaint by North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency about the care provided to Ms N by Department of Health and Community Services, the Public Guardian and Council. 27 June 2013

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Title

Investigation into complaint by North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency about the care provided to Ms N by Department of Health and Community Services, the Public Guardian and Council. 27 June 2013

Collection

Health and Community Services Complaints Commission annual report; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2013-06

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Health and Community Services Complaints Commission -- Periodicals; Health facilities -- Northern Territory -- Complaints against -- Periodicals; Patient advocacy -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Health and Community Services Complaints Commission

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/msword

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/252343

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/545331

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/545333

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22 funding. Although detailed information concerning this period was not provided, DHCS reports describe the care as having degrees of success. In its response to the draft report, the OPG advised that during this period, due to regular visits from the case manager and funding to the Council, Ms Ns care was considered relatively stable. 2003 46. In 2003 Ms Ns circumstances again deteriorated. DHCS progress notes reveal that over a period of 6 months there were increasing incidents of Ms N not receiving her medication. Her health suffered and she was evacuated to Gove District Hospital. 47. During mid-2003 the Health Clinic progress notes documented the following interventions: (i) On 25 May Ms N was picked up at the school. She was unwashed, and experiencing a seizure because she had not received her medication; and (ii) In June 2003 phone calls were made to DHCS to report that Ms N was not getting looked after, no-one was getting paid to look after her, she was unkept (sic) and humbugging. The OPG advised that there were not alerted to either of these events by the Health Clinic. 48. Gove District Hospital medical records document admissions into Gove District Hospital during 2003 on: (i) 23 - 28 April for respite care. At that time, it was recorded that she had scabies and head lice. (DHCS reported that scabies and


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