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An obstetrician who once worked at Lismore Base Hospital returned to face some of his accusers at a NSW Medical Tribunal yesterday.

Dr Roman Hasil practised at Lismore from 2001 to 2005 despite the fact that he had been the subject of a damning inquiry in New Zealand.

Dr Hasil was suspended from practising in NSW in 2008 after reports in local newspapers, including that he botched surgery, was verbally and physically abusive to women in his care and operated while drunk.

Yesterday the Health Care Complaints Commission alleged a range of malpractices including not wearing gloves, rough handling, inadequate notes and incorrect drug procedure.

The tribunal also heard that he was registered with the NSW Medical Board despite warnings from its Tasmanian counterpart, and that he had failed College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ assessments four times.

Yesterday’s hearing heard that despite all the publicity against him, Dr Hasil was only deregistered in 2009 after he failed to pay his fees.


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