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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

39 community. She recommended someone as her replacement at the Respite Centre. (xx) On 21 July 2005 Ms N was brought into the Health Clinic with pains, reportedly having had a seizure four nights previously. (xxi) On 28 July 2005 the new Respite Centre Co-ordinator commenced administering Ms Ns medications as her family had not been giving them to her. (xxii) On 25 August 2005 the Health Clinic records note that the Respite Co-ordinator has been dispensing Ms Ns tablets (even on weekends!). (The surprise reflected by the exclamation mark in the notes is significant, given that the Lifestyle Plan purportedly provided for 4 hours of paid weekend assistance to ensure Ms N received her medication and meals on weekends.) (xxiii) On 7 December 2005 Ms N had a seizure in the street. 79. The OPG complained that it was not fully informed of the health and care issues concerning Ms N during this period. According to OPG records, when the OPG contacted the Health Clinic to request a report for an upcoming Guardianship review, the Registered Nurse advised there were no issues with (Ms N)- has only been to clinic once with minor cuts seems to be well supported by (the Respite Centre Manager) at the Respite Centre. Further, on 2 December 2005 the Adult Guardianship Officer called the DHCS Case Manager for an update about Ms N. The Adult Guardianship Officer maintained notes of the call as follows: Mostly being cared for by ()- they are doing a good job however (Ms N) still choosing to go back to (Stepfather) sometimes


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