Public warnings

25 Jun 2020
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following General Health Service Warning Statement under section 87 of the Health Complaints Act 2016. On 28 May 2020, I commenced a Commissioner-initiated investigation into Quality Cancer Care, Bendigo. This followed concerns raised with my office with respect to the healthcare and treatment provided by Quality Cancer Care to its patients. I believe that Quality Cancer Care may 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...
16 Dec 2019
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...
18 Jan 2019
The Health Complaints Commissioner has found Dennis Wayne Jensen, of North Warrandyte, contravened the code of conduct in the Health Complaints Act 2016 when he treated a person suffering from cancer with alternative remedies. The Commissioner has issued a prohibition order banning Dennis Wayne Jensen from importing, manufacturing or compounding any substance that he claims can cure or treat cancer, or other serious illness. Mr Jensen is also subject to an earlier prohibition order permanently banning the provision of any general health services. This warning is to advise of the serious risk...
08 Aug 2018
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following Public Health Warning Statement under section 84 of the Health Complaints Act 2016 . The Commissioner completed an investigation on 7 August 2018 and found that Dennis Wayne Jensen, of North Warrandyte, contravened the General Code, as set out in Schedule 2 of the Health Complaints Act 2016, when he treated a person suffering from ovarian cancer with black salve and encouraged that person to stop evidence-based treatment.
21 Jun 2018
On 15 June 2018, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) made orders imposing conditions on Sparadise Medical & Cosmetic Clinic (the business name of Sparadise Cosmetic Clinic Pty Ltd ACN 610 658 958) of Highbury Road, Glen Waverley (Sparadise). A copy of the Order is attached.
04 Jun 2018
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following General Health Service Warning Statement under section 87 of the Health Complaints Act 2016. On 7 May 2018 I launched an investigation into Dennis Wayne Jensen of North Warrandyte. This followed a complaint that he had claimed to be able to treat cancer through the application of ‘black salve’. Dennis Wayne Jensen is also alleged to have encouraged the person treated with ‘black salve’,who was suffering from ovarian cancer, to stop all conventional, evidence-based treatment, including surgery.