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Statement on Mr Kirubairajah Tharmarajah (‘Dr Kiru’)

The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) is currently investigating a matter in relation to health services provided by Mr Kirubairajah Tharmarajah (also known as ‘Doctor Kiru’) at a number of locations in Queensland.

Mr Tharmarajah does not hold registration as a medical practitioner in Australia.


Health Ombudsman prepared to review investigation into a complaint of paramedic drug tampering if new information is available

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has today confirmed enquiries have been made with ABC News following reports of drug tampering by a paramedic in 2013.


Health Ombudsman releases report into Cairns Hospital

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has today released the findings of his investigation into the death of Arkadiusz ‘Arthur’ Tumanis at Cairns Hospital’s mental health unit in 2015.

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Ministerial statement: Queensland appoints new Health Ombudsman

The Queensland Government has formally appointed Andrew Brown as Queensland’s new Health Ombudsman.


Health Ombudsman releases report into Gold Coast University Hospital maternity services

In a report published today, Queensland’s Acting Health Ombudsman noted that Gold Coast University Hospital’s (GCUH) maternity service meets standards for safe quality care, however an investigation examined whether there were issues with the hospital’s response to previous adverse maternity events.

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Health Ombudsman prohibits former anaesthetic technician from practising in Queensland

Queensland’s Health Ombudsman has issued an order to prohibit former anaesthetic technician Evan Leslie Kajewski from providing health services anywhere in the state.


Health Ombudsman releases Q4 performance report

The final Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) performance report for the year shows sustained improvement in protecting the health and safety of the Queensland public.

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Health Ombudsman supports action on prescription medicines

The Health Ombudsman today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health of action to reform the management and regulation of the most potent and addictive drugs used in the Queensland health system.