Health officials told of hospital chemotherapy concerns three months earlier, inquiry hears

  Senior health officials were first told of a review into the treatment of chemotherapy patients at St Vincent’s Hospital three months before the Health Minister said she became aware of concerns an oncologist had dispensed low or “off-protocol” doses of cancer medication, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. In an afternoon of explosive evidence, it was also revealed that St Vincent’s Hospital continued to send patients to a doctor for months after concerns were first raised about his methods. Senior St Vincent’s officials were grilled at an upper house inquiry on Monday after an earlier report found more than 100…
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