Surgeon faces reprimand for 'bullying' nurse during operation

The doctor may have been under stress during a complex procedure but this is no excuse to 'denigrate' nurses: Commission

A cardiothoracic surgeon is facing a formal reprimand for bullying and disrespecting a nurse while he performed a complex operation.

Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital originally launched an investigation after receiving a complaint about his behaviour during the procedure on 17 August last year

After the investigation was complete, the hospital informed the doctor it had substantiated allegations that he had made repeated and ongoing “disrespectful and bullying’’ comments to the nurse.

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