The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner issues the following Public Health Service Warning Statement under section 84 of the Health Complaints Act 2016.
On 24 June 2021, the HCC commenced an investigation into Martina Gorner and Ten Moons Pty Ltd following complaints we received alleging that Ms Gorner is facilitating and/or participating in homebirths which put both mothers and babies at risk.
I have now completed the investigation. My findings are that Martina Gorner and Ten Moons Pty Ltd contravened the Code of Conduct as set out in Schedule 2 of the Health Complaints Act 2016. As a result of my findings, it is necessary to publish this warning statement to avoid an imminent and serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the public.
Members of the public who have any concerns about this matter, or any other health services, are urged to contact the Health Complaints Commissioner by calling 1300 582 113 or by completing an online complaint at hcc.vic.gov.au/make-complaint.
Acting Health Complaints Commissioner
20 December 2021