Media

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.)

The Big Smoke “Don Mackay: His life, death and the system that seemed to fail” 25th January 2014

Fairdinkum Radio Interview “Medically Caused Death” Media Release – Author of “Without Due Care” Therese Mackay 13th June 2013

Fairdinkum Radio Interview with the Author of  the book “Without Due Care” Therese Mackay – 27th April 2012

Port Macquarie News – 5th August 2011 – “Widow waits for reply to her letter”

Port Macquarie News – 3rd August 2011 – “Quest For Enquiry”

New Dawn Magazine – July/August 2011 Issue 127 – Book Review for Without Due Care – An Australia Hospital Tragedy

New Dawn Magazine – Link to Online Book Review Article – July/August 2011

Port Macquarie News – December 2010 – Letters to the Editor “Health care requires more accountability”

Port Macquarie News – November 2010 – Letters to the Editor “Author’s Intentions Always Were Pure”

The Kendall Chronicle – November 2010 – Book Review “Without Due Care – An Australian Hospital Tragedy”

Cooranbong Gazette – November 2010 “Without Due Care”

Port Macquarie News – 29th of November 2010 “Widow writes for justice”

Sunday Telegraph – 31st October 2010 “The reality is unhealthy”

Sunday Telegraph – 17th October 2010 “Widow’s fight for justice goes on”

Link Magazine – October 2010 “How could they do this to him?” Part 1-2

Link Magazine – October 2010 “How could they do this to him?” Part 2-2

Book Advertisement – October 2010

Sunday Telegraph – July 2008 “Killed by Mistake – Coroner slams hospital”

Port Macquarie News – June 2008 “2000 back widows call for an enquiry”

The Strategy May 2008 “Petition Launched”

The Strategy – May 2008 “A Sad Loss” Part 1 of 2

The Strategy – May 2008 “A Sad Loss” Part  2 of 2

Port Macquarie Express – May 2008 – Petition Notice

Port Macquarie News – May 2008 “Widows campaign for dead husband builds”

Port Macqurie News Online – May 2008 “Widows campaign for dead husband builds”

Port Macquarie News – April 2008 “Formal death inquiry bid”

Port Macquarie News – March 2008 “Widow to tackle Premier”

The Sunday Telegraph Online – March 2008 “He died in agony” (online)

The Sunday Telegraph – March 2008 “He died in agony

The Daily Telegraph – January 2008 “Hospital hell killed our Vanessa” Part 1 of 2

The Daily Telegraph – January 2008 “Hospital hell killed our Vanessa” Part 2 of 2

Wauchope Gazette – December 2007 “Health debacle just gets worse”

Wauchope Gazette – November 2007 “Expand the RNSH inquiry”

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 2007 “Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” Part 1 of 3

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 2007 “Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” Part 2 of 3

The Sydney Morning Herald – November 2007 “Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” Part 3 of 3

Port Macquarie News – November 2007 “Widow says husband’s death a ‘horror movie’ “

The Sydney Morning Herald Online – November 2007 “Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” 1 of 3

The Sydney Morning Herald Online – November 2007 “Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” 2 of 3

The Sydney Morning Herald Online – November 2007 ” Tears, anguish over hospital of horrors” 3 of 3

ABC News Online – November 2007 “Emotions run high at RNS inquiry” 1 of 2

ABC News Online – November 2007 “Emotions run hight at RNS inquiry” 2 of 2

Daily Telegraph – October 2007 “Patients shunning”

Port Macquarie News – October 2007 “Was his death necessary?”



 

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

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/committee.nsf/0/A1C7F7DB96198043CA25737E001EC449

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 New South Wales Governor commissioned Mr Peter Richard Garling SC to conduct an inquiry into and report on certain matters relating to acute care services in NSW public hospitals The Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in New South Wales Public Hospitals

The full Terms of Reference for the Inquiry can be accessed here.

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

In addition, a first report was issued on 31 July 2008 and this report can be accessed here