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Access to ophthalmology service did not meet accepted standard of care - HDC

Monday, 16 May, 2022 - 14:03

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Dr Vanessa Caldwell today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to provide services with reasonable care and skill.

Radiologist fails to provide services with reasonable care and skill - HDC

Monday, 28 March, 2022 - 14:03

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for not providing services with reasonable care and skill.

DHB fails to facilitate thorough reporting of scans before surgery - HDC

Monday, 14 March, 2022 - 14:04

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Deborah James today released a report finding a District Health Board in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failing to have in place guidelines and policies to facilitate careful, thorough, and timely r

Multiple failures found in care of patient - HDC

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022 - 14:05

A woman in her sixties presented to the emergency department for a possible pulmonary embolism, which was quickly confirmed by a CT scan.

Failures in care provided to woman in emergency department

Monday, 26 July, 2021 - 14:03

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for a number of failures in its care of a woman in 2019.

Research underway to improve diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 - 11:14

Research carried out at Te Pae Tiaki Wellington ED and the Hutt Hospital ED, with the support of the University of Otago, Wellington, could soon see traumatic brain injuries (TBI) screened for using a blood test without the need for a CT head scan.

'Combined use of cxbladder products shows significant outperformance' - Pacific Edge

Thursday, 8 July, 2021 - 10:07

A pivotal, peer-reviewed paper, accepted for publication in the Journal of Urology, demonstrates the significant clinical and patient benefits from the use of a combination of Cxbladder products to correctly identify haematuria patients, who have urothelial cancer (UC)1 and also, further segregat

Failures in care of woman later diagnosed with liver cancer - Commissioner

Monday, 17 May, 2021 - 14:01

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a radiology service and radiologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for the care provided to a woman later diagnosed with liver cancer.

Cutting unneeded CT scans, radiation for kids with head injuries - research

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 03:00

New medical guidelines may reduce unnecessary CT scans, and the associated radiation, for children with head injuries.

One case of Covid-19 in quarantine worker

Saturday, 7 November, 2020 - 13:20

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand - the worker at the Auckland quarantine facility announced by the Ministry on Friday night.

In addition to the new case, there is one historical case being added to New Zealand’s total case numbers.