What we’ve had to say


1999

ACCORDING DUE WEIGHT
Report to the Victoria Attorney-General and State Coroner of Victoria | Authors Isaac Hermann and Lorraine Long
PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO NEW SOUTH WALES HEALTH CARE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (HCCC)
Submission November 1999: NSW Legislative Council

2000

MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENTS AND THE CORONIAL EXPERIENCE OF FAMILIES
Report to State Coroners of VIC, NSW, SA, WA
CORONIAL SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA-WIDE AND THEIR BENEFITS
Report to Standing Committee of Attorneys-General
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NATIONAL CORONERS INFORMATION SYSTEM [NCIS] AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SPECIALIST “MEDICALS” MODULE 
MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENT DEATHS: THE DATA 
THE AGED AND MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENTS: A PARADOX OF CARE 
MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENTS AND FAMILIES
Written for the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care
Report to Federal Minister for Family and Community Services
Report to Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care 
MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Report to Federal Minister for Family and Community Services
Report to Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care  
QUEENSLAND DRAFT CORONERS BILL 2000
Submission December 2000: QLD Attorney-General

2001

MEDICAL INDEMNITY: WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILIES?
MEDICAL BOARDS, NATIONAL STANDARDS, TORT LAW AND MEDICAL REFORM | Author Bruce Findlay 
INQUIRY INTO MATTERS ARISING FROM THE POST MORTEM AND ANATOMICAL EXAMINATION PRACTICES OF THE NSW INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC MEDICINE
Submission May 2001: NSW Attorney-General
MEDICAL ADVERSE EVENTS AND DEATH CERTIFICATES: THEY  DON’T ADD UP | Author Lorraine Long
How causes of death are covered-up and death stats rigged

2002

INHOSPITABLE HOSPITALS: HOW THEY PERFORM
Logging 9,139 errors involving 224 hospitals over 36 months
Top 40 error-prone hospitals and 40 neglectful nursing homes
THE “ROLLER COASTER” DEATH AND INJURY FIGURES
Fanciful figures for the medical error dead and injured are generated by health bureaucrats and no one challenges the discrepancies. The August 2001 figures may inadvertently slow the patient safety movement by suggesting the problem isn’t so bad after all.
A RESCUE PACKAGE FOR PATIENTS TO AVOID LITIGATION
Submission #1 February 2002: “Medical Indemnity Crisis”
Report to Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care
Report to the Prime Minister, all Ministers for Health, Australian Medical Association
Submission to Treasury: “Review of the Law of Negligence”
A RESCUE PACKAGE FOR PATIENTS, DOCTORS, HOSPITALS AND GOVERNMENT TO AVOID LITIGATION | Author Lorraine Long
Report to the Prime Minister, all Ministers for Health, Australian Medical Association
As discussed on ABC Lateline with Tony Jones and Lorraine Long 
Submission to Treasury and Federal Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer
Submission #2 May 2002: “Medical Indemnity Crisis”
Prime Minister’s Medical Indemnity Task Force
Submission #3 August 2002: “Medical Indemnity Crisis”
To Treasury “Review of the Law of Negligence”

2003

AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALS: MONITORING THEIR PERFORMANCE
Logging 2,989 errors involving 211 hospitals over 12 months
National ranking 50 error-prone hospitals 2004

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2004

SENATE INQUIRY INTO HEPATITIS C AND BLOOD SUPPLY IN AUSTRALIA
Submission 23 January 2004: Australian Senate
Senate Submission Tainted Blood 23.1.04
INHOSPITABLE HOSPITALS: THE BLACK LIST
Logging 1,638 errors at the top 40 error-prone hospitals
Report 09.02.04
PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO COMPLAINTS HANDLING PROCEDURES IN NSW HEALTH
Submission March 2004: NSW Legislative Council
SPECIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO CAMPBELLTOWN AND CAMDEN HOSPITALS
Submission June 2004: Commissioner Bret Walker SC (NSW)
Health inquiry band-aid
UNDER-PERFORMING NURSING HOMES
Listing 85 nursing homes for third world care

2005

VICTORIA LAW REFORM CORONERS’ ACT 1985 DISCUSSION PAPER
Submission May 2005: Victoria Parliament

http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/lawrefrom/coroners_act/submissions/Coroner_7_-_Medical_Error_Action_Group.pdf

BUNDABERG HOSPITAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY QUEENSLAND
Assistance May June July 2005: Commissioner Anthony Morris QC

BUNDABERG HOSPITAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY QUEENSLAND

2006

INHOSPITABLE HOSPITALS
Logging 2,468 errors at 197 hospitals
Listing 100 error-prone hospitals
2007
OUR CARING INSTITUTIONS AT WORK
Snapshot of 36 cases of bungling around Australia
Report 31.08.07
10 YEARS MONITORING HOSPITALS – WHICH IS THE WORST HOSPITAL IN AUSTRALIA?
Blockbuster edition

2008

NSW MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT CHANGES AND THE ‘O’CONNOR REPORT’
Submission to NSW Minister for Health the Hon Reba Meagher MP and the Hon Justice Deirdre O’Connor [retired 2002 Federal Court] on amendments to the Medical Practice Act 1992

2010

INHOSPITABLE HOSPITALS:  FROM SLIP-UPS TO MANSLAUGHTER

 

2012

THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND THE THERAPEUTIC GOODS ADMINISTRATION (TGA) REGARDING MEDICAL DEVICES, PARTICULARLY POLY IMPLANT PROTHÈSE (PIP) FRENCH BREAST IMPLANTS
Submission April 2012: The Australian Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs | Authors Lorraine Long and Charles MacKenzie
NOTE: The Senate slapped a privacy injunction on our submission. The truth too hot to handle!  “The Committee” had to protect itself from further embarrassment as its “expert medical advisor” had inserted the dud PIP implants into his patients.  Conflict of interest an understatement.

Submission 30.04.12

TO COME!

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