Factual Investigation Report handed to NSW Police
BOC is extremely saddened by the tragic death of a newborn and the injury of another at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital over the past weeks.
BOC has completed a Factual Investigation Report into the July 2015 installation project at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital and this has been provided to the NSW Police.
It was found during an inspection by Police, Hospital staff and BOC that both the medical oxygen and medical nitrous oxide pipelines were incorrectly labelled prior to BOC’s work being undertaken at the Hospital in July 2015. The original installation of pipes was not conducted by BOC.
The July 2015 project documentation indicates that both a hospital representative and a BOC contractor were involved in the commissioning of the single oxygen outlet where the fault was found. This is the focus of ongoing NSW Police and Coroner investigations.
Pending the outcome of these investigations, no projects or work has been allocated to the contractor involved in the commissioning of the oxygen outlet at Bankstown-Lidcombe hospital.
Regardless of the outcome of any investigations, BOC will be increasing the level of testing in every new medical gas pipeline installation above and beyond the requirements of the Australian Standard.