Territory Stories

Coroners Act In the matter of Coronial Findings and Recommendation into the Death of Ms Souzana Afianos pursuant to section 46B dated 1 January 2004

Details:

Title

Coroners Act In the matter of Coronial Findings and Recommendation into the Death of Ms Souzana Afianos pursuant to section 46B dated 1 January 2004

Other title

Tabled paper 1394

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2004-06-25

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/284441

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/408388

Page content

again see the Deceased until Mrs Florance came home from work that evening which she said was at approximately 9.00 - 10.00pm. 23. Dr Patton was consulted by the Deceased on Wednesday 20 February 2002 at the Northern Territory University Medical Centre. Dr Patton provided a written statement (Exhibit 1 Folio 14) and was also called to give evidence. She saw the Deceased at around 10.45am on that day. It appears from the telephone records of the Florances home that the Deceased may have arranged the appointment at 9.14am that day. It appears that she attended after she had the much considered five minute and forty second telephone conversation with Dr Treacy. That is discussed in more detail later in these reasons but for now it should be noted that during that call, Dr Treacy made arrangements with the Deceased to see her at 2pm that day. Dr Patton said in her evidence that the Deceased had told her that she had attempted to see Dr Treacy but was unable to. This, along with a number of the other things that the Deceased said about her medical appointments that day, does not tally with the available evidence. Dr Patton does not appear to have been told of the telephone conversation that the Deceased had only just concluded with Dr Treacy. This also is very puzzling. 24. Dr Patton said that the Deceased complained of pain and gave, her a brief history of the surgery she had undertaken. She said however that the Deceased did not place any great emphasis on the pain nor did she describe any change in the pain. Dr Patton said that the Deceased told her that she was due to see Dr Treacy to have her dressings changed and accordingly asked Dr Patton to do that instead. Dr Patton told the Deceased that she should be reviewed by Dr Treacy. She said that she told the Deceased that she had no experience in post operative conditions generally and particularly had only limited knowledge of the gastric banding procedure. 25. Dr Patton described the results of her examination. As with Dr McNair two days earlier, the Deceased claimed that she could not lie down for a proper 10


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.