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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35 she has maggots in her vagina (obs) still spitting out tablets and food unable to walk. Passing faeces and urine. Not vomiting, abdo soft and relaxed. PV clean and healthy swabs taken. Respite manager says she will do things for herself when she is there but not when workers help her. So behavioural issues. Has been told she will need to go to a hostel in Darwin if unable to do anything for herself. Review Monday. (iv) On 27 January 2005 a second teleconference was instigated by the OPG following a call from the Respite Centre, in which concerns were expressed about Ms N including house in a terrible state, all her clothes are taken, (Ms N) v. neglected, clinic concerned. The OPG records indicate that in the teleconference the Registered Nurse at the Clinic reported that Ms Ns health (was) reasonable, hygiene poor, needs four weeks out for respite. Possible abuse was raised, ?(sister) hitting her. The Health Clinic records note that arising from the teleconference it was decided that Ms N should receive respite as soon as possible, (DHCS Case Manager) to arrange- in interim- care plan being developed. (It is not known if respite was provided and no changes were identified as having been made to the Lifestyle Plan.) (v) Within one week of that conference, on 1 February 2005, the Respite Manager brought Ms N to the clinic after she was found lying down by the road with blood on her head. Ms N reported that she had been sexually assaulted by three men. No injury was noted at the Health Clinic. Ms N agreed to move
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