Listed below are links to pdf and media files containing all the media events surrounding the fight to give Donald Mackay some justice. People need to know what is happening in their health system and those involved need to one day be held accountable. (Once open to zoom in on these pdf files click the news article with the magnify glass icon on your mouse cursor.)
Below are the links to the documents for The Royal North Shore Enquiry & The Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in New South Wales Public Hospitals. Therese Mackay gave submissions to these two enquiries and also gave evidence regarding the treatment and subsequent death of her husband Donald Mackay.
The Royal North Shore Hospital (Inquiry)
This inquiry was Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the Royal North Shore Hospital Committee. This Committee was established on 23 October 2007 to inquire into and report on the quality of care received by patients at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Final Report 20 Dec 2007
This catalyst to this inquiry was a woman being forced to miscarry her baby in the Accident and Emergency toilet because medical staff refused to attend to her. There were numerous complaints about the hospital around this time.
Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in New South Wales Public Hospitals
The Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in New South Wales Public Hospitals was established on 29 January 2008.
The Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals was provided to the Governor on 27 November 2008 and was released by the Government on the same day.The Report can be accessed here.
A comment made by Peter Garling QC who headed the Inquiry was made in the Overview “One of the worst aspects is that clinicians, especially doctors are spreading infections from patient to patient largely because they do not practice hand hygiene before and after seeing each patient. A sizeable proportion of them trail infection around like sparks in a dry wheat field on the black soil plains at Mullaley bringing great risk to the patients