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Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017



Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017

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d. He has arranged for the visit to Darwin of a Gastroenterologist that specialises in Endoscopic Ultrasound to upskill and educate Mr Treacy and hospital staff; e. A new pathologist now works in Darwin with whom Mr Treacy can discuss cases." 198. Mr Treacy also outlined system changes at the Royal Darwin Hospital. He said they were: "a. The general surgery units had been rearranged so that there is a dedicated Hepato-Biliary and Gastro-Intestinal unit; b, The unit conducts weekly ward rounds of the public and private hospitals. At the end of the ward round all complex cases are reviewed and all surgical events reviewed at the Royal Darwin Hospital Surgery Morbidity and Mortality meetings;. G~ A complex case committee has been established in Royal Darwin Hospital at which complex cases can be reviewed and discussed . .d.. Surgical Credentialing services have been enhanced at the Royal Darwin Hospital; e~ A co-ordinator of surgical audit services has been appointed at the Royal Darwin Hospital; f. A resident Gastroenterologist has been recruited; 199. Mr Treacy told me there had been changes at the Darwin Private Hospital. The import of what he stated was that there were new colour coded track and trigger systems where nurses understood the threshold and called a "code blue". He also said that they now had a "second call" specialist list so that if one specialist is on leave, out of town or unavailable the other could be called. 200. In his conclusion, Mr Treacy stated: "If I was presented with such a case now, I would have the benefit of, and would utilise, the availability of a local second opinion. I would be less reliant upon my own clinical findings, even if supported by pathology reports. I would discuss the case with the -11

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