Townsville hospital audiology failures prompt millions in compensation and calls for national reform | Queensland


The Queensland government will pay more than $2.2m to families of 97 patients of the hospital’s audiology unit

Thu 9 Nov 2023 01.18 AEDT

Townsville University hospital’s audiology unit programmed cochlear implants in some children incorrectly, misdiagnosed others, and even conducted hearing tests on an infant who was asleep, a damning independent review has found.

The clinic was poorly organised, staff were overworked, and key protocols “did not appear to be followed, leading to…

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