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Misdiagnosis claim at Bowral Hospital

Bowral hospital december 18 2020

Moves are underway for an independent inquiry after claims of a shocking mistake at Bowral hospital .

Mike Atwell complained of headaches, trouble speaking and a loss of balance,

He visited the Bowral ED three times and each time he was told to take a painkiller and see the GP for a referral to a specialist.

Mr. Atwell's family eventually took the 73-year-old to a Sydney hospital where he was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer and died several weeks later.

There's further claims it's not the first time there's been a misdiagnosis at Bowral hospital and Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park has called for an inquiry by the Health Care Complaints Commission.