70 patients prescribed wrong chemotherapy dosage for 3 years at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

Madeleine Wilson made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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Department of Health did not have the information requested.

Madeleine Wilson

Dear Department of Health,

I write to you under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 pursuing;
Information/supporting documentation regarding seventy patients that were prescribed the incorrect dosage of chemotherapy over the course of three-years at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.
How does the Department of Health aim to avoid this issue recurring?
What procedures have been implemented?
Due to this incident have any patients incurred difficulties in recovery, if so what are these difficulties and how is the department/St Vincent's Hospital going to deal with the issue?

Yours faithfully,
Madeleine Wilson

FOI, Department of Health

Dear Ms Wilson

Review and recommendations in relation to an incident in a public hospital is a state/territory health government matter. As such the Commonwealth Department of Health does not hold this type of documents.

Details about how to request documents from state/territory health departments can generally be found on their website. The link to the NSW Health is as follows:


Given the information provided above, the Department of Health will consider your request withdrawn and no further action will be taken in relation to your request.



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