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Jason Richards' wife Kelly died after a routine operation. Richards Family L-R Andrew, 7, Phillipa, 6, Jacquin, 4, Richard, Kelly and Jonas 7 months.

Jason Richards’ wife Kelly (right) died after a routine operation. Richards  Family L-R Andrew, 7, Phillipa, 6, Jacquin, 4, Richard, Kelly and Jonas, 7  months.

August 18th, 2011

WHEN Kelly Richards went into hospital for a routine day procedure last  month, her husband Jason never imagined that she would not come home.

Six months after giving birth to their fourth child, Mrs Richards was  admitted to Wonthaggi Hospital on  July 13 for what was meant to be a simple  sterilisation procedure.

But  after  a series of complications and setbacks, including the provision  by another hospital of unusable frozen blood,   the 29-year-old  bled to  death.

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The shocking loss has left Mr Richards and his lawyers asking many questions  about his wife’s care that day.

Among other things, they are wondering if a shortage of blood products at  Wonthaggi Hospital contributed to her death.

If so, her case will probably be added to a large catalogue of mishaps that  occur in Victorian hospitals every year, and that are counted under the heading  of ”adverse events”. According to research revealed in The Age today,  almost 20,000  incidents causing harm to patients occurred in Victorian  hospitals in 2005-06.

According to a lawyer representing Mr Richards, Dimitra Dubrow, Mrs Richards  started bleeding from an unknown site during the sterilisation procedure at  Wonthaggi, and was given several blood transfusions. However, when more surgery  was required and plasma was brought in from Traralgon Hospital, it could not be  used because it was frozen.

After several operations to try to resolve her problem, she was transferred  by air ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital at 1.30pm, and she died 7½  hours later.

”Kelly’s tragic death following a routine gynaecological procedure raises a  number of questions about the care that she received,” said Ms Dubrow, of  Maurice Blackburn. ”These include finding out what injury … occurred during the  keyhole surgery and why and whether the steps taken in response to the emergency  were appropriate.

”There are also issues around the blood products and whether the surgery  performed to address the bleeding was appropriate. There is an issue whether  more extensive surgery was needed to stop the bleeding which … cost Kelly her  life.”

Mrs Richards had no known health problems before the procedure, apart from  mild asthma.

”Jason and his loved ones are still trying to come to terms with this awful  tragedy,” Ms Dubrow said. ”The hospital is carrying out its own investigation  about what occurred and the case has been referred to the Coroner.”

Mr Richards said he was devastated by the loss of his wife, who he described  as a nurturer. He said she worked hard to do everything she could for them. ”I  never got the chance to say goodbye. I just wish that we had had a chance to  grow old together, to see our kids grow up and to see our grandkids.”

The chief executive of Bass Coast Regional Health, Lea Pope, said Wonthaggi  Hospital staff had met  the Richards family to share everything they knew about  the case ahead of a ”root cause analysis”, which was still being done.

She said hospital staff were extremely upset about what had happened and were  co-operating with the coronial investigation. ”We’re looking at everything that  happened from the perspective of every staff member involved.”



using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z



A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9



Kelly Richards

25337 99381941      64


her path of destiny = 64 = Misfortune.




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