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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

54 122. On 28 August 2006 a CT scan revealed that Ms N had suffered a stroke (left temporal frontal infarction). She was also suffering from aspirated pneumonia, and had a 7-10 cm pressure sore on her hip which was necrotic. 123. In its response to the draft report, the OPG advised that the Adult Guardianship Officer had expressed her concerns to officers from NT Disability Services on 11 September 2006 and on 19 September 2006 that she had not been kept informed of care and health issues raised by the Respite Centre, Health Clinic or Case Manager. The OPG advised that the Adult Guardianship Officer requested a review of (Ms N)s care, support and case management during the previous 6 months due to her concerns about possible neglect and system failure. 124. On 11 October 2006 Ms Ns blood tests revealed she might be suffering from acute leukaemia. However definitive investigations were not performed because they would have caused undue pain and distress and because Ms N was not a candidate for treatment. Onset of the disease was noted as uncertain but more than 9 weeks. 125. Ms N died on 15 October 2006. The cause of death was recorded as leukaemia and ischaemic stroke of the left cerebral artery.


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