ABC of a defective ‘democracy’
Posted by te2ataria on January 29, 2016
Assassination, betrayal, coverup…
Botched, censored, suppressed…
Dark, secret, conspiratorial…
Reckless, incompetent, unqualified…
Cowardly, deceptive, corrupt…
Dirty, warped, evil!
Coroner refuses to come clean
Parents of Greymouth teenager Matt Gunter, who died after medical staff botched a routine operation to remove his appendix in 2012, are frustrated with the coroner’s decision to suppress names of the individuals involved in his death.
Matt, 15, had surgery on November 16, 2012, at Grey Base Hospital but his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to Christchurch Hospital, where he died three days later.
On Wednesday, Coroner David Crerar closed the file on the case and suppressed all the names of the staff involved.
Matt’s mother, Heather Gunter – a nurse at Grey Base Hospital – told the Greymouth Star today that none of the staff involved with Matt’s care had shown any insight into what had happened.
“None of them have ever said, ‘Yes, I understand what I did’, which means they have not learned from what happened or changed their practice,” Mrs Gunter said.
Two of the nurses had been referred to the Nurses Council and an anaesthetist to the Medical Council, she said.
Nothing happened. Moreover, none of the staff involved had been stood down t during the entire process.
“They have all been working the whole time, as far as I am aware.
“If a policeman shoots someone, they would have been stood down and there would have been consequences.”
Mrs Gunter said: “When you build a house, you Google a good builder to make sure you get the best. With health care you have no idea what you are getting. People’s lives are being affected and we should have the right to know.”
She said she was “disappointed” with the legal and health systems, which she felt had failed her family. http://nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11581292