May 17 2017

By Georgia Holland


Shadow Minister for Health Vicki Dunne has requested answers from Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris, after an incident report was released over The Canberra Hospital.

The internal audit has revealed 96% of incident reports documenting problems at Canberra Hospital were inadequate, missing information or used inappropriate severity ratings.

The audit, completed in November 2015, obtained under Freedom of information laws raises concerns for patient safety and the quality of investigations into incidents to prevent them from recurring.

The Canberra Times reports it revealed one case where a terminally ill patient was forced to undergo a second surgery to correct a previous surgical error, which reduced the patients quality of life.

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