Charge Detail Summary

File Number: Nur17/389P
Practitioner: David Alexander Savage

Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:



Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

The Albert Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 128 Albert Street, Auckland, commencing at 10.00 am

Executive Officer: Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816 

Charge Characteristics:

Sexual misconduct - indecent assault (Established)

Legislation – breach of Crimes Act 1961

Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Complainant and/or Patient and/or client

Order for suppression of name and identifying details of the victim who is the subject of the charge

Nur17389P Minute confcall 2.pdf

Appeal Order:


Full Decision 953Nur17389P.pdf

Appeal Decision:

Precis of Decision:


At a hearing held on 08 February 2018, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC), against Mr David Savage, (the Nurse) formerly of Wellington.

The charge alleged that the Nurse had been convicted in the District Court on two counts of indecent assault against a colleague.

Mr Savage did not attend the hearing and the hearing proceeded on a formal proof basis.


The Tribunal found that the convictions entered against the Nurse reflected adversely on his fitness to practise as a nurse and the charge was established.  The Tribunal found that the misconduct was serious enough that disciplinary sanction should follow.


The Tribunal censured the Nurse, and cancelled his registration.  The Nurse was ordered to pay a total of $4,400 as a contribution to the costs of the Tribunal and the PCC.