Media Releases 2011

21 Oct 2011
Dr Nadi Hanna – reprimanded by Medical Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Nadi Hanna, a general practitioner, before a Medical Professional Standards Committee.
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21 Oct 2011
Dr Andrew Pembroke – conditions imposed by the Medical Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Andrew Pembroke, an anaesthetist, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW.
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21 Oct 2011
Conditions placed on five registered nurses by a Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted five registered nurses before a Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee
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21 Sep 2011
Dr Peter Slezak – reprimanded by Medical Professional Standards Committee
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Peter Slezak before a Medical Professional Standards Committee. The prosecution related to information Dr Slezak provided to the NSW Medical Board in relation to his continuing professional development
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21 Sep 2011
Dr Peng Seng Chan – suspended for three months by the Medical Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Peng Seng Chan, a general practitioner, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Dr Chan practising without professional indemnity insurance for the majority of the period between 1 January 2002 and 2 February 2009.
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21 Sep 2011
Dr John Richard Bathurst Edwards – reprimanded and conditions imposed by the Medical Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr John Edwards, a general practitioner, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Dr Edward's prescribing of drugs of addition and schedule 4 drugs, and failure to keep proper medical records in relation to 10 patients.
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21 Sep 2011
Ms Margaret Enid Gatenby – not entitled to apply for registration for 3 years by NSW Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal
Earlier this year the Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted three registered nurses, Ms Margaret Enid Gatenby, Ms Shu Fang Zhang and Ms Aune Ilona Horn before the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW. The Tribunal handed down its decision in the matter on 1 July 2011 and made protective orders in relation to Ms Gatenby on 5 September 2011.
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1 Sep 2011
Mr Paul Eather – Disqualified from applying for re-registration for 3 years by the Chiropractors Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against a chiropractor, Mr Paul Eather, before the Chiropractors Tribunal. The Commission’s prosecution related to Mr Eather’s inappropriate sexual conduct towards four patients.
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1 Sep 2011
Dr Angelo Mazzaferro – conditions imposed by Medical Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Angelo Mazzaferro, a general practitioner, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Dr Mazzaferro’s prescribing of drugs of addiction and schedule 4 drugs and failure to keep proper medical records
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1 Sep 2011
Dr Malay Kanti Halder – cautioned by Medical Tribunal
The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Dr Malay Kant Halder, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, before the Medical Tribunal of NSW. The prosecution related to Dr Halder’s treatment of a number of patients and his failure to keep adequate medical records.
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