Friday, May 03, 2013
Dr John Kaye asks questions in NSW Parliament over Don's death
John Kaye from the NSW Senate has asked these questions on Don’s death... I would really appreciate if people felt able to just write one line to Dr John Kaye by way of support – it would mean a lot as it is a solitary battle and one which any husband or wife who loved the other would have to fight. john.Kaye@parliament.nsw.gov.au Best wishes Therese Mackay
4463—Regional Infrastructure and Services, Trade and Investment—INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MR DON MACKAY Dr Kaye to the Minister for Roads and Ports representing the Deputy Premier, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services— 1. Did the Deputy Premier, in 2010, attend or host a launch at Parliament House for the book "Without Due Care", written by Mrs Therese Mackay which details the circumstances of care that directly led to the death of her husband Mr Don Mackay? 2. 1. Did the Deputy Premier express support for an inquiry as called for by the Mackay family, either at this event or at any other time, to investigate the circumstances at the Royal North Shore Hospital that led to the death of Mr Don Mackay? 2. If so, what steps has the Deputy Premier taken to establish such an inquiry now that he is in Government? 3. 1. Has the Deputy Premier receive any correspondence from Mrs Mackay since coming to office on the possibility of establishing the inquiry? 2. If so, how has the Deputy Premier responded? ________________________________________ Question asked on 1 May 2013 (session 55-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 139. No answer has been printed.
4456—Health—INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF MR DON MACKAY Dr Kaye to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Hunter, and Vice-President of the Executive Council representing the Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research— 1. What steps has the Minister for Health taken to ensure that the circumstances leading up to the death of Mr Don Mackay in May 2007 after his treatment at Royal North Shore Hospital were investigated to the satisfaction of all parties? 2. 1. Has the Minister received any requests from the family and friends of Mr Don Mackay seeking an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Mackay's death? 2. If so, how has the Minister responded? 3. 1. Will the Minister commit to an investigation into the standard of care, facilities and medical attention at the Royal North Shore Hospital received by Mr Mackay that ultimately led to his death in May 2007? 2. If not, 1. Why not? 2. What other steps will the Minister take to provide justice and closure for a family who has suffered from not only the loss of their husband and father but also the frustration of years of their concerns about the treatment of Mr Mackay being ignored? ________________________________________ Question asked on 1 May 2013 (session 55-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 139. No answer has been printed.