The Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) will investigate claims a pregnant woman was misdiagnosed at Bundaberg Hospital in south-east Queensland.
Yesterday, the Member for Burnett, Rob Messenger, told State Parliament the woman was told her stomach pain was a miscarriage, but later an ultrasound showed she was still pregnant.
Queensland Health district chief executive officer Kevin Hegarty apologised for the distress felt by the woman and her family.
He says Queensland Health is reviewing the woman’s treatment and a senior medical officer will contact her to discuss it further.
He also says Queensland Health has referred the matter to the HQCC.