Caregiver and employer faulted after death

by Kate Pereyra Garcia, RNZ News, 1 February 2016

A caregiver and the residential home he worked for have been found to have breached the rights of a disabled man who died in their care.

A report by the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall was released this afternoon.

In it Ms Wall said Creative Abilities and the caregiver, known only as Mr C, failed to provide the appropriate standard of services to the man.

He died in late 2013 after the caregiver failed to put a pillow behind his head and shoulders after transferring him out of a wheelchair and into bed.

The man, referred to in the report as Mr A, suffered from acute obstructive sleep apnoea, cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

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