Stephen Kay Chi-fai (right), son of the patient Kay Chee who died after suffering two cardiac arrests in three days at Queen Mary Hospital, appears at the Coroner’s Court with his wife on Tuesday. Photo: Brian Wong
Stephen Kay Chi-fai (right), son of the patient Kay Chee who died after suffering two cardiac arrests in three days at Queen Mary Hospital, appears at the Coroner’s Court with his wife on Tuesday. Photo: Brian Wong

Hong Kong nurse’s screening oversight could have started chain of events leading to patient’s death, coroner says

  • Inquest into death of Kay Chee, 83, reveals nurse extubated him while he was sitting in an armchair, contrary to standard practice to remove catheter when patient is lying down
  • Another nurse acknowledges she relied on her intuition in determining patient’s condition, adding the assessment was ‘rushed’ as she was very busy at the time

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Stephen Kay Chi-fai (right), son of the patient Kay Chee who died after suffering two cardiac arrests in three days at Queen Mary Hospital, appears at the Coroner’s Court with his wife on Tuesday. Photo: Brian Wong
Stephen Kay Chi-fai (right), son of the patient Kay Chee who died after suffering two cardiac arrests in three days at Queen Mary Hospital, appears at the Coroner’s Court with his wife on Tuesday. Photo: Brian Wong
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