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Surgeon That Stapled woman’s honeypot Stood Down After Another Significant Clinical Incident

15 Feb

A GOLD Coast hospital surgeon who
seriously injured a patient during an
operation three years ago has been
stood down after another
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“significant clinical incident”
. In the first case, the doctor, on a
$350,000-a-year salary, accidentally
stapled the v**ina of a woman during
routine surgery at a Gold Coast
hospital.
This time, a middle-aged man was left
with
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“massive urological trauma”
caused during a hernia operation.
Gold Coast Health confirmed
yesterday the surgeon had been stood
down on February 1 and the Office of
the Health Ombudsman and the
Health Practitioners Regulation
Agency were investigating.
But the Bulletin understands some
staff are furious with management,
having warned bureaucrats in recent
months about the ageing doctor
continuing to perform surgery.
The surgeon had been taken off the
on-call rosters after the incident at
the Gold Coast hospital in 2013, the
source said. Professor Marianne
Vonau, GCH’s executive director of
clinical governance, education and
research, said: “We apologised to the
patient and offer our full and ongoing
support.

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