Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that Mr Towuaghantse’s actions and omissions contributed to the death of Patient A, who had a treatable condition. It is alleged that Dr Towuaghantse failed to discuss his management plan for Patient A with senior paediatric surgical colleagues and he failed to personally obtain consent from Patient A’s parents for aspects of the surgery undertaken. It is also alleged that aspects of his surgical technique were inappropriate.
It is further alleged that Mr Towuaghantse failed to communicate adequately with colleagues involved in Patient A’s care and that his record keeping was inadequate.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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