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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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38 found so the worker was forced to take Ms N back to her community. The Adult Guardianship Officer attempted to contact the worker and requested by fax that she make urgent contact. The Adult Guardianship Officer rang the DHCS Case Manager and requested urgent respite. The DHCS Case Manager advised she would visit the community the following day. (xiv) In response to the Adult Guardianship Officers fax, the respite worker contacted the OPG on 17 May 2005. She agreed that urgent respite was needed and was aware that the DHCS Case Manager was visiting. (xv) On 23 May 2005 the respite worker phoned the OPG to advise that the DHCS Case Manager was looking for further respite options. (xvi) On 25 May 2005 Ms N presented to the Health Clinic with a small cut above her right eyebrow. She said she had been pushed. (xvii) On 26 May 2005 a new carer attended the clinic and was given information about Ms Ns medications, what to do if she had a seizure, when to bring her to clinic, and she was told to keep an eye out for any danger from abuse. (xviii) On 1 June 2005, the respite worker advised the OPG that Ms N was now spending all day at the Respite Centre as there were problems with her evening medication. (xix) On 20 June 2005 the respite worker contacted the OPG about financial arrangements and to advise that she was leaving the


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