Hospital boss says surgical issues before 2020 will be investigated


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“The situation [with Ms Keating] is not as we would like and this raises the question of whether these incidents are properly investigated and corrective action taken if necessary. “

Mr McGowan said the report’s findings will be made public, although some names may be removed.

“And we owe it to the people of Caboolture, quite frankly.

“It’s not just for Metro North, it’s actually for a community that depends on a really big hospital.”

Mr McGowan said some issues could be referred to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the body responsible for the accreditation of medical personnel in Australia.

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Morayfield MP Mark Ryan said his office had not received any complaints about surgeries at Caboolture Hospital.

“We are getting a lot of feedback about Caboolture Hospital,” Mr. Ryan said.

“The general consensus is that there is great support for the staff at Caboolture Hospital and an appreciation for the good work they do.

“However, that being said, any allegations made should be properly investigated and I note that an independent investigation is underway.”

The investigation will be chaired by South Australian surgeon James Sweeney, who will be assisted by senior Cairns executives, the West Moreton Health team and a consumer representative who is a lawyer.

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