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Coroner critical of Hobart hospital care

AAP logoAAP 8/08/2016

A Tasmanian man died after receiving substandard treatment at the Royal Hobart Hospital, a coroner has found.

Identified only as "Mr P" in findings published on Monday, the 64-year-old died in October 2012 from complications linked to a bowel obstruction.

"The standard of care afforded to Mr P by his doctors and the Royal Hobart Hospital generally, was not of an appropriate standard," coroner Simon Cooper found.

"Mr P was admitted to hospital with a condition that had it been properly diagnosed and treated was eminently survivable."

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