Border doc reprimanded Dr Terry Hillier, an Albury orthopaedic surgeon, received consent from his patient to perform surgery from the left hand side, but instead operated from the right.
A NSW Health Care Complaints inquiry found the specialist didn't get proper consent for the first operation and any verbal consent for the second operation was given when the patient was in pain and drowsy from anaesthetic. The operation was performed at Albury Base Hospital. Found guilty of "unsatisfactory professional conduct", Dr Hillier was reprimanded by the Professional Standards Committee and asked to submit to an audit of his burberry discount store london medical records. The burberry outlet after christmas sale decision came after his 56 year old patient wrote to the Health Care Complaints Commission complaining Dr Hillier had operated on the "incorrect side" when performing the first operation, alleging the site had not been marked prior to surgery. The inquiry heard the woman signed a form consenting burberry outlet online authentic to the operation from the left side for treatment of a cyst in her lower spine. But Dr Hillier told the inquiry he decided to operate from the right when she complained of right leg pain. He then looked at her MRI scans and noticed an anomaly on her right hand side not mentioned in the MRI report. Before starting the surgery, Dr Hillier said he remarked to his team he would start on the right hand side, but did not burberry usa shop online take part in a "time out" procedure a final check list to make sure they were performing the correct procedure. The committee found this too amounted to unsatisfactory professional conduct.
After the first surgery, Dr Hillier was called back to the hospital after another staff member noticed he had operated on the opposite side to where the patient had consented. Dr Hillier gave evidence his first operation had been a success, but he had become "rattled" when he returned to the hospital to find a crowd of people. He said his reason for the second operation related to the situation he found when he returned to hospital, because he believed his patient was given information that would worry her and impede her recovery.
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