A MISTAKE by a doctor on a hospital admission form led a surgeon to remove the wrong breast of a cancer sufferer during a mastectomy a tribunal heard yesterday.
The patient was admitted to Campbelltown Hospital near Sydney for a total mastectomy of the left breast but the Right breast was removed instead, later on the same day the 78 year old patient who suffered from dementia was forced to have a second operation to remove the malignant left breast.
Yesterday the doctor WHO cannot be named, who wrongly completed the admission form appeared before the Medical Tribunal facing a complaint of unsatisfactory professional conduct.
And so it goes on, just one big wobbly merry go round. It is probably the last you will hear about it.
Wednesday, 7 June 2006
To advise that Vest (Les Bowyer) passed away this morning. Regards, Chris (Son).
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