Doctor who raised alarm about morgue case acted with ‘integrity’

WA authorities dispute claims a man was still alive when taken to a morgue, but admit a doctor was asked to backdate his death
Australian Associated Press
Rockingham General Hospital, WA. Photo: Calistemon/CC BY-SA 4.0.

WA officials have denied suggestions a palliative care patient may have been alive when he was transferred to a Perth morgue.

The state coroner’s court is examining the allegations relating to a 55-year-old patient at Rockingham General Hospital, who was moved from a ward to the morgue on 5 September without his death having been formally certified.