- The Australian
- September 4, 2015 12:00AM
Four Lyell McEwin Hospital staff 'counselled' after changing medical record to remove doctor's criticism
The comments related to the ordering of tests and delays in reporting test results.
The hospital introduced a new computer medical imaging system called ESMI in May.
"That report has been erased, it's like I never left home, never drove to the hospital, never put that report in the medical record system," Dr Newbold said at the time.
Chief medical officer Paddy Phillips conducted a review of the situation and told 891 ABC Adelaide that it was "a serious issue".
He said the four people ranging from middle management and higher "were involved in the separation of that medical record, or that radiology report for that test from that individual patient's record".
"It wasn't destroyed but it was separated, but that did make it invisible so it wasn't seen on the record which makes it effectively if you like deleted."
"They tried to do something that was inappropriate. They now know that, they admit that they made a mistake and they have been counselled."