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Q3 report shows strong performance: Health Ombudsman

The latest Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) quarterly performance report shows that 1575 complaints were made to the Queensland health service complaints agency between January and March.

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Doctor suspended for two months for slapping child during consultation

A doctor who slapped a child during a consultation has had his registration as a medical practitioner suspended for two months after action was taken by the Health Ombudsman.

Nurse case highlights need for drug monitoring

A recent case has highlighted the need for further improvements to the regulation and management of controlled medicines in Queensland.

Health Ombudsman releases report into medicine regulation in Queensland

A Health Ombudsman investigation has found deficiencies in the management and regulation of the most potent and addictive drugs used in the Queensland health system.

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Office of the Health Ombudsman 2016-17 annual report tabled

Queensland is leading the nation when it comes to the management of health service complaints and protection of public health and safety, the state’s Health Ombudsman Leon Atkinson-MacEwen said today.

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Health Ombudsman releases performance report for 2015–16

Queenslanders are making more complaints about health services than ever before, with 5435 complaints—a 28 per cent year-on-year increase—made to the Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) in 2015–16.

Health Ombudsman Leon Atkinson-MacEwen said feedback from the public indicated the unprecedented rise was due to increased confidence in the health service complaints management system in Queensland since the introduction of the Office of the Health Ombudsman in 2014.

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July 2016 performance data – Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) has released its latest monthly performance report showing 502 complaints were made to the health service complaints agency in July.

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Health Ombudsman fears under-reporting of sexual assaults

The state’s Health Ombudsman has expressed concern over a possible under-reporting of sexual assaults involving massage therapists in Queensland.

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