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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.


QCAT upholds ban for former chiropractor

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has confirmed an interim prohibition order issued by the Health Ombudsman preventing former chiropractor George Zaphir from providing any health services.


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.