Suspect doctors record examined
By Alex Easton
FORMER Lismore obstetrician Roman Hasil has had his medical registration in NSW and Queensland suspended after claims of lies, violence and fraud.
Dr Hasil worked at Lismore Base Hospital from 2001 to 2005 but left under a cloud after an investigation found he 'fiddled the books' to claim money he was not entitled to something the Czech-born and trained doctor denies.
Now a New Zealand Government investigation has revealed Dr Hasil lied about a criminal conviction and jail term in Singapore for domestic violence; was x forced from a hospital in Victoria and suspended in New Zealand for drinking while on call; and botched about a quarter of the sterilisation procedures he performed on women while working at New Zealand's Wanganui Hospital.
Queensland medical authorities yesterday revealed Dr Hasil worked in hospitals at Rockhampton and Brisbane's northern bayside suburb of Redcliffe after fleeing New Zealand as complaints grew about his botched operations and he was suspended for turning up to work after drinking.
Dr Hasil worked at Rockhampton for several weeks but 'disappeared' from Redcliffe after only a day when the New Zealand complaints became public and an inquiry into his work there was announced.
However, in that time he was believed to have treated 17 women as an obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Queensland Health acting director general Dr Andrew Wilson yesterday said authorities had found two potentially suspect cases among those patients.
The findings of those two cases had been referred to the Queensland Medical Board.