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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

46 2006 the OPG also rang the Health Clinic to arrange an escort for Ms N to attend her Guardianship Review. The Health Clinic advised that there was sorry business at present everything closed neither (Adult Guardians) in town, therefore no escorts. NAAJAs visit to Ms Ns community 95. In preparation for the Guardianship Order review, a lawyer from NAAJA visited Ms N on 22 June 2006. 96. The NAAJA lawyer visited Ms Ns house which she found to be dirty, decrepit and in disrepair. Ms N was found lying on a soiled mattress, unresponsive, immobile and dirty. Ms Ns stepfather and her sister complained to the NAAJA lawyer that the Respite Centre was not providing sufficient care, Ms N was not being washed, and there was a problem with her medication. They complained that her stepfather was having to toilet Ms N which was culturally not right. 97. The NAAJA lawyer was concerned that Ms N appeared very unwell and arranged for her to be seen at the Health Clinic. Clinic staff told the lawyer that Ms N was: (i) Quite immobile as she had been in bed for over a week. (ii) In a soiled nappy that had not been changed for at least several days. (iii) Unresponsive; and (iv) Unable to stand. The Health Clinic records confirm these observations.


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