Another Meaningless Update from the Ombudsman? We Hope Not – For The Sake of New Zealanders

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We officially complained to the New Zealand Ombudsman on the 9th of July 2021, having previously provided their office with two open letters on injecting children and on informed consent.

In our official complaint we advised of the poor communication from the Medical Council of New Zealand, despite NZDSOS requesting clarification on its guidance statement as well as the lack of engagement by Medsafe, Dr Ashley Bloomfield (the then Director General of Health) and all sitting members of parliament. On the 2nd of August 2021, the Ombudsman agreed to investigate our complaint regarding Ashley Bloomfield and despite NZDSOS providing information as requested, it took four months, to 23 November 2021, for our complaint to be delegated for early resolution.

Over one year later, we have been advised that the complaint is now with the Investigation and Resolution team, although it has not been allocated to an Investigator yet. That leaves the complaint with the “early resolution team” for over a year, without any investigation being done. We suspect that they hoped we would go away. Not only are we still here but we have updated our objectives, with abandonment of the covid injections as the top goal. We know that Medsafe and Dr Bloomfield were aware of the potential harms, we told them. So, were they lying when they repeated “safe and effective”?

Read: Email from the Office of the Ombudsman

Tenā koe Dr. Imbeau

I am writing to update you regarding your complaint, on behalf of NZ Doctors Speak Out with Science, about the Ministry of Health (our reference 554238).

Further to our previous correspondence, your complaint is now with the Investigation and Resolution team. Your complaint, and all related correspondence, will be allocated to one of our Investigators as capacity allows.

Your complaint will be allocated as soon as possible and, once allocated, the assigned Investigator will contact you directly. In the meantime, you can be assured that your complaint remains a priority and is being actively monitored.

Until capacity allows for a dedicated Investigator to be allocated to your complaint, if the circumstances relating to your complaint change or you have any questions you wish to raise, please contact us via the email address [email protected].

Please note that the Office of the Ombudsman will not be open (and correspondence will not be monitored) between 24 December 2022 and 3 January 2023 inclusive.

Thank you for your continued patience as this matter progresses.

Ngā mihi nui

Joseph Hewson
Investigations Support Officer
Office of the Ombudsman | Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

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