Urologist Dr Vega Vega in legal bid to return to hospital

ROCKHAMPTON urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega is taking legal action against the State Government and the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Dr Vega Vega was stood down from the Rockhampton Hospital in May after allegedly botching several surgeries, including removing the incorrect kidney from a patient.

The surgeon has since been cleared by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and his licence has been reinstated by the Medical Board of Australia.

While Dr Vega Vega is back practising privately, he has been unable to return to work at the hospital, pending the results of an independent investigation.

A spokesperson for Health Minister Lawrence Springborg yesterday confirmed this investigation has been completed.

However, it has not yet been made public.

According to court documents, Dr Vega Vega filed an application for a judicial review in the Supreme Court of Brisbane last week.



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