/Actions/orders taken against health practitioners/Phillip Hugh McManus

17 Aug. 2021

Phillip Hugh McManus

Massage therapist


The Health Ombudsman issued an interim prohibition order imposing restrictions on the provision of health services provided by Phillip Hugh McManus effective 17 August 2021.

Scope of Practice

The restrictions imposed include the requirements the practitioner:

  • Must not have contact with female patients.
  • Must only practise as a health practitioner in employment and at practice location/s approved by the Health Ombudsman.
  • Must take all reasonable steps to ensure female patients are told at the time of wanting to book an appointment with the practitioner that they cannot. The practitioner must not provide this information to patients personally.

Approved employment and practice locations

The practitioner does not currently have Health Ombudsman approval to practise in any employment or practice location/s.

Period of action or order

In accordance with section 73(2) of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act), the order continues to have effect until the earliest of the following happens –

  • the order ends under section 90H of the Act;
  • QCAT sets aside the decision to issue the order on application by the practitioner for a review of the decision;
  • the Health Ombudsman revokes the order under section 76 of the Act.