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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

63 some thirteen years later. None of the issues or concerns had been addressed in any meaningful or sustainable way. To varying degrees and in varying ways, all services involved in Ms Ns care and daily life failed to protect her, to ensure her safety, and to promote her wellbeing, her dignity and her place in the community. Northern Territory Disability Service Standards 141. The Northern Territory Disability Service Standards apply to all services for people with disabilities provided and / or funded by Territory Health Services. They applied to DHCS, the Council, the Respite Centre, the Health Clinic, and the hospitals accessed by Ms N. They were the standards the OPG was entitled to expect Ms Ns service providers adhered to, and for which the Public Guardian ought to have more effectively advocated. 142. The Disability Service Standards are founded on five underlying principles, namely that: (i) the human rights of people with disabilities be recognized. (ii) all people with disabilities have an optimum quality of life- a life not just an existence. (iii) all people with disabilities have meaningful choices about how their needs are met and how they are involved in the ongoing development, delivery and evaluation or services they receive. (iv) all people to disabilities have the right to services that meet their individual needs in a timely and culturally appropriate manner.


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