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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

58 (ii) When Guardianship Orders are reviewed, the Adult Guardians are asked if they are willing and able to continue in their role and, if not, other family or community members are identified. Over the years Ms Ns Adult Guardians were changed according to their willingness and capacity. (iii) An Adult Guardian does not need to be in the community in order to carry out their functions, they only need to be available and accessible. (iv) An Adult Guardian may have competing roles and responsibilities which means they might not always be available to carry out their guardianship responsibilities. (v) The OPG was satisfied through discussion with the Adult Guardians and their participation in two case conferences, that the Adult Guardians understood their roles. However, there was no budget for the formal training of Adult Guardians. Department of Health 133. The Department of Health provided a response to the draft report on 21 January 2013. 134. The Department emphasised the complexities surrounding Ms Ns case and admitted it was one of the most complex the Department has managed but contended that changes had been made since 2006 which would now ensure that structural systems (are) in place to oversight the care provided on behalf of the Department.


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