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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

25 54. The Lifestyle Plan developed by the DHCS Case Manager remained in force until Ms Ns death and was to be subject to review. 55. The Lifestyle Plan identified Ms N as having: (i) Moderate intellectual disability. (ii) A physical disability. (iii) Challenging behaviours including self-mutilation, hitting people, throwing rocks, and verbal abuse; and (iv) Epilepsy. 56. The Lifestyle Plan identified the following services as necessary to meet Ms Ns care needs: (i) 9 hours of support each week, being one hour each Monday Friday and two hours each Saturday and Sunday. (ii) The employment of regular people to give medication each evening Monday to Friday, and each morning and afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. (iii) The provision of a meal each evening or afternoon when the regular person attended with Ms Ns medication; and (iv) A roster of care to ensure it happens. 57. A goal of the Lifestyle Plan was to ensure that the services provided would assist Ms N to live in a non-institutionalised setting. 58. The Lifestyle Plan acknowledged that regular liaison by the DHCS Local Area Coordinator, the Respite Centre and the Guardianship Board would be required, and to this end monthly meetings were to


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