Some Otago home-based care
agencies do not investigate client complaints using a third
party, suggesting a top-level recommendation for a
standardised complaints system was warranted, Age Concern
Otago social worker Marie Bennett says.
Ethical approval for
trials of ketamine on advanced cancer patients with
depression had to be obtained because the trial was different
from prescribing the drug off-label to Dunedin Hospital
mental health service patients, Southern DHB Otago chief
medical officer Richard Bunton said.