Intoxicated anaesthetist keeps his job

A senior anaesthetist who was caught drunk on the job has been conditionally allowed to return to work just six weeks after the incident.

Dr Michal Petr was found by colleagues at Wollongong Hospital in a drunken stupor after abandoning a patient mid-operation on May 20.

Fairfax media reports that he had been at the funeral of an anaesthetic nurse earlier that day.