Nurse defends care after five patients die

A NURSE has told a coronial inquest into the deaths of five patients on a radical cancer treatment program the level of care was better than in some hospitals.

WA Deputy State Coroner Evelyn Vicker is investigating the deaths of Sandra McCarty, 53, from Victoria, Pia Bosso, 68, from NSW, Perth woman Sandra Kokalis, 52, Deborah Gruber, 42, from New York, and Perth man Carmelo Vinciullo, 29.

The five, who all had severe forms of cancer, underwent Dr Hellfried Sartori's treatment program at the Perth home of Dr Alexandra Boyd in 2005. The treatment involved the administration of substances such as cesium chloride

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