Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill today released a report finding an ophthalmologist in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights
A pharmacist assumed a new treatment for slowing short-sightedness in children was a prescribing mistake and dispensed eye drops 100 times stronger than prescribed.
The consent form the woman signed did not specify both fallopian tubes might need to be removed, and the possibility of the right fallopian tube needing removal was not discussed with her.
Hundreds of New Zealanders missed out on potentially life-saving bowel cancer screening because of another problem with sending invitations.
A rise in syphilis cases has prompted renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms.
The children's ward and the National Burn Centre are among four buildings at Middlemore Hospital that are leaking, have dangerous mould and bacteria growing in them and are at risk of having cladding fall from them.
Two recalls of raw milk to date this year has prompted a reminder from the Ministry for Primary Industries that raw milk is a “high risk food”.
Assaults on hospital staff are on the rise in Northland, with the highest number of assaults ever recorded in 2017.