Bacchus Marsh medical director banned for 10 years after ignoring ‘extreme risk’

She failed to action her own report stating the obstetric unit was at risk due to an increased clinical load, tribunal says
Bacchus Marsh Hospital: Photo: Newspix.

A consultant medical director at Bacchus Marsh Hospital during the baby deaths scandal, who spent 40 days onsite during her six-year tenure, has been struck off for at least 10 years.

The former president of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators missed the “ringing of alarm bells” over neonatal care in the hospital’s low-risk birthing unit, according to a tribunal judgement handed down on Friday.