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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by ABC
About: Doctors leave gauze pad inside woman during operation
Date: 20 October 2004
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