A doctor accused of a string of serious surgical errors in central Queensland has had his medical registration suspended.
A doctor accused of botching four operations in central Queensland has had his registration suspended.
Doctor Antonio Vega Vega has already been stood down from Rockhampton Hospital while he is being investigated.
Dr Vega Vega allegedly misdiagnosed a twisted testicle causing it to be ultimately removed, took a patient’s right kidney instead of the diseased left one, nicked another’s artery and incorrectly positioned a stent.
The Medical Board of Australia said it suspended the urologist’s registration on Friday, pending further inquiries by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and the board itself.
The Central Queensland Hospitals and Health, which is in charge of the Rockhampton hospital, has said there are systemic issues at the facility.
It’s ordered a wide-ranging review of patient safety systems, and a second probe into the doctor’s actions.
The Health Quality and Complaints Commission is also investigating.