16 Dec 2019

General Health Service Warning Statement

The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following General Health Service Warning Statement under section 87 of the Health Complaints Act 2016.

On 2 May 2019 I commenced a Commissioner-initiated investigation into Denise Abadee, also trading as ‘The Wellbeing Planet’, ABN 75 748 208 135, 7-12 Horne Street Elsternwick. This followed a number of complaints about the provision of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services at ‘The Wellbeing Planet’.

I believe that Denise Abadee and Craig McDonald, Principal of ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ ABN 75 748 208 135 have contravened the Code of Conduct as set out in Schedule 2 of the Health Complaints Act 2016, and that it is necessary to publish the warning statement to avoid an imminent and serious risk to the life, health, safety or welfare of a person or the public.
In addition to this warning statement, I have also issued Interim Prohibition Orders against Denise Abadee, Craig McDonald and ‘The Wellbeing Planet’ prohibiting them from:


1.Advertising, offering or providing any general health services, including, but not limited to, the treatment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
2. Establishing, directing or otherwise operating any business, (directly or indirectly), that provides any general health services including, but not limited to, the treatment of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

If the public has any concerns about this or other health services they are urged to contact the Health Complaints Commissioner on 1300 582 113 or [email protected]