May 14 2024 Updated 3 hours ago

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The Aged Care Commissioner has found short staffing contributed to an elderly man’s death at Gisborne Hospital. Photo / Liam Clayton

A junior doctor was the only one on duty for “more than 50” patients in Gisborne Hospital the night an elderly man died, in a case criticised by the Health and Disability Commission. 

In a report released today, the Aged Care Commissioner, Carolyn Cooper, found short staffing contributed to substandard care of the man by Te Whatu Ora Health NZ. 

The patient was in intensive care af...

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