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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.


Ministerial statement: Queensland appoints new Health Ombudsman

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


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.


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.


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.

Download the report


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.


The Office of the Health Ombudsman will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2015 until Monday 4 January 2016

You can still make a health service complaint online or by email, which we will action when we return in the 2016.

Thank you.