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Doctors leave gauze pad inside woman during operation

A woman developed a serious infection after a vaginal gauze was accidentally left inside her during a birth. The infection could have resulted in a hysterectomy being required. The woman sought an explanation or apology from the hospital but received none. Subsequently the health minister apologized on behalf of the hospital.

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About: Doctors leave gauze pad inside woman during operation

Date: 20 October 2004

Source: ABC

URL: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1224304.htm

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