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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

26 occur to ensure her health as well as her physical well-being is being looked after. 59. DHCS were to pay the Council $13,200 per annum to fund the identified services for Ms N. Grant funding in the sum of $19,319.30 per annum was also paid to Council for the Respite Service to provide services to young people with a disability in the community. Service Agreement Between DHCS and Council 2004 - 2006 60. As noted above, the Council received block and individual funding from DHCS to provide services in the community to DHCS clients. The Council agreed to provide services for Ms N pursuant to an agreement in force between 1 January 2004 and 30 June 2006 (the Service Agreement). Schedule 2 to the Service Agreement outlined the services to be provided to Ms N and identified a performance measure for each service. It is apparent that Schedule 2 was intended to ensure that the care identified as necessary in the Lifestyle Plan was actually delivered to Ms N. Schedule 2 provided as follows: Service Performance Measure Provision of personal care, hygiene, feeding, washing/laundry, to (Ms N) for 5 hours per week 40 weeks per year. (Ms N) will maintain her health and hygiene and is fed each day. Financial training to (Ms N) for 2 hours per week for 40 weeks of the year. (Ms N) will develop and gain skills to enable her to shop at the weekly store. Day respite service to be provided to (Ms N) at the Respite Centre. (Ms N)s social skills will develop and her health will be maintained through medication, monitoring and feeding.


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