Whistleblower distressed after court frees Patel

Dr Patel spoke publicly on Tuesday for the first time since he was jailed over the deaths of three of his patients, which occurred seven years ago.

He was released from jail on Friday last week after the High Court quashed his manslaughter and grievous bodily harm convictions. A decision is yet to be made on any retrial.

Dr Patel told Seven News he believed he always did his best for his patients and had their interests at heart.

He offered his sympathy to them, their families and his former colleagues at the Bundaberg Base Hospital for the way they had been affected by events, including the