The New South Wales government is investigating how the wrong side of a cancer patient’s bowel was removed during surgery at Sydney’s Northern Beaches hospital. The error took place at the troubled public-private hospital last week. It’s understood the male patient underwent corrective surgery on Friday. The state’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, said the hospital had advised NSW Health of the “serious event”. CEO of troubled Sydney hospital resigns two days after opening Read more It has been alleged the patient’s pathology results from a private provider in some way contributed to the mistake. “In such situations there are investigative processes and those must proceed to their conclusion before any further comment can be made,” Hazzard said on Monday. “The patient’s privacy must also be respected.” Hazzard has asked the hospital to provide all possible support for the patient and his family. A spokesman for the 488-bed hospital – […]