GP censured for emergency C-section delay

UPDATED: 6.30pm, 23 September 2014

An overworked rural GP has been reprimanded after his decision to delay an emergency caesarean section and continue vaginal delivery using a vaccum and forceps which led to a boy being born with profound brain damage.

Experienced GP, obstetrician and anaesthetist Dr Brett Thomson was working as a VMO at Milton Ulladulla Hospital, on NSW's south coast, when he was called into the hospital in July 2011 to manage a difficult birth.

The attending registrar had already made three unsuccessful attempts at delivery using vacuum extraction when Dr Thomson

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