5 Dec 2019

Complaint lodged with HDC over gynaecological and obstetric procedures

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 5 December 2019

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has lodged a complaint with the HDC over informed consent.

It alleges very junior doctors, midwives and paramedics are observing or participating in the patients' obstetric or gynaecological procedures at North Shore Hospital.

A nurse says she intervened to stop an internal examination taking place without consent in December 2018, and five years after another case first rang alarm bells.

Phil Pennington reports.