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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

Page content

23 head-lice are often associated with poor housing and overcrowding, and are seen in hospital admissions from remote communities.) The OPG was notified of this admission by the Health Clinic and informed that respite workers had not been around. (ii) 4 - 9 August for neglect and possible non-compliance with anti-convulsant medications. The records document nits++ and a fungal infection in both legs. Hospital progress notes refer to Ms N as a very neglected woman. The notes record No-one takes responsibility or accountability for her. Went for 6 days without medication and only recommenced because Health Clinic harassed family after Ms N brought to the Health Clinic after fitting episode. Gets washed approximately every 2 weeks. On 6 August 2003 the OPG was notified of this admission by the hospital. In response to the notification, the OPG contacted the officer from Northern Territory Disability Services, and were reassured that the Respite Centre is more organised, there were new nurses in the Health Clinic and medications were being supervised by a respite worker. 49. The OPG advised that in June 2003 an officer from Northern Territory Disability Services and a local doctor alerted them that Council was not paying the respite workers. Both the officer from Northern Territory Disability Services and the local doctor told the OPG they had raised the matter with the Council and the officer from Disability Services further advised that she intended to visit Ms Ns community on 9 and 10 July 2003.


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