//Health Ombudsman public statement on Mr Graham Schodde

Health Ombudsman public statement on Mr Graham Schodde

16 June 2024

The Office of the Health Ombudsman is investigating the conduct of Mr Graham Schodde who is believed to be providing health services in breach of a permanent prohibition order.

Mr Schodde is an unregistered health practitioner (massage therapist) who provided mobile health services.

The Health Ombudsman issued an interim prohibition order to Mr Schodde in November 2019 after Mr Schodde was charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a female massage client. Mr Schodde was later charged with sexually assaulting another female client while providing a massage in breach of the interim prohibition order. Mr Schodde was convicted of these charges in the Brisbane District Court.

On 2 August 2022 the Health Ombudsman permanently prohibited Mr Schodde from providing any health service, paid or otherwise, in a clinical or non-clinical capacity

In September 2022 Mr Schodde was convicted and fined $20,000 for breaching the interim prohibition order on three separate occasions.

This warning is issued to ensure the public is aware that it is believed that Mr Schodde continues to offer to provide health services in breach of the permanent prohibition order. Mr Schodde’s health services continue to be advertised on third party websites.

What should consumers do to protect themselves?

When seeking health services, consumers can check to see if a practitioner has an interim prohibition order or prohibition order by visiting our website.

Further information

Members of the public who have received a health service from Mr Schodde since 25 November 2019 are urged to contact the Office of the Health Ombudsman by calling 133 646 or by completing an online complaint form.

If you believe you are/have been a victim of a sexual assault you may also contact the Queensland Police Service.

This public statement will remain in place until it is revised or revoked by the Office of the Health Ombudsman.

Due to strict confidentiality provisions of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, the office is unable to comment further. Any media enquiries can be directed to media@oho.qld.gov.au.