More news about the Bacchus Marsh Hospital investigations:
Australia’s medical regulator has defended the time it has taken to investigate complaints against doctors at Bacchus Marsh hospital.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) faced media criticism last week that 17 practitioners were still being investigated two years after news broke of a cluster of baby deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Service that could have been avoided.
The agency handles complaints and has the power to suspend the registration of doctors.
A report by the agency released in March showed that AHPRA had notifications about at least three doctors at Bacchus Marsh and two of those doctors were still practicing with restrictions imposed.
None of the doctors now work at the hospital and have since surrendered their licences.