Media Releases and Public Statements

10 February 2017

Media Release – The needless deaths of people with intellectual disability must be urgently addressed

Steve Tully, the Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (HCSCC) for SA issued a media release to comment on the findings of a University NSW study that found people with intellectual disabilities were twice as likely to die a potentially avoidable death than the general public

To view the Commissioner’s media release click here

 

The 8 February 2017 ABC 7.30 program showed the human faces of those affected

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4616655.htm

 

14 June 2016

Media Release – PUBLIC SHOULD WATCH FOR DODGY HEALTH WORKERS, COMMISSIONER WARNS

 

This media release is made in the public interest and was issued by the Commissioner on 14 June 2016

To view the Commissioner’s media release – click here

 

April 2016

Statement for Public Release – Regarding the reliability of pathology test results in relation to blood tests, including HbA1c and Cholesterol

This statement is made in the public interest and as a part of section 54 of the Health and Community Services Complaints Act 2004 report (s54 report) recommendation for action by HCSCC.
To view the public statement – click here
To view the s54 report – click here