Health and Disability Commission Criticizes Grey Base Hospital

Health and Disability Commission Criticizes Grey Base HospitalAs per recent reports, it has been revealed that the Health and Disability Commission has criticized the way a case of cerebral abscess has been handled.

It has been found that a 54-year-old man was provisionally diagnosed with a cerebral abscess. He was admitted in Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth.

It is a condition that requires specialist neurosurgeon to take up the case. But the health watchdogs have found that nothing of such sort happened. As per the watchdogs, the patient must have been referred to the nearby large public hospital.

But it the doctor did not do so. When asked from the physician, he was of the view that he was not aware that is it possible to fly patients in dark or not. On the next day, the patient was taken to the hospital and it was found that he has suffered a ruptured cerebral abscess.

Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill said that the hospital has broken the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. It shall also be noted that it is not known yet that whether earlier consultation would have proved beneficial or not.

"It is essential to a patient's seamless continuity of care that all clinical reviews and decisions are fully documented. The omission to do so creates potential risk", said Mr Hill.

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