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Stabbed surgeon calls for health worker safety boost after another doctor assault at Box Hill Hospital - ABC Online

A Melbourne neurosurgeon who was almost fatally stabbed on the job three years ago has slammed a lack of safety improvements for doctors, as another surgeon fights for life after a "one-punch" assault. Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who is aged in his ...and more »

Surgeon assaulted at Box Hill Hospital 'the tipping point' for safety of doctors, nurses - ABC Online

An alleged assault at the Box Hill Hospital that left a heart surgeon with life-threatening injuries is a "tipping point" when it comes to safety, according to the organisations representing Victorian doctors and nurses. Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann is ...and more »

Box Hill Hospital surgeon fighting for life after alleged one-punch assault - ABC Online

A Melbourne surgeon is fighting for his life after an alleged one-punch attack in the foyer of a hospital. Victoria Police said the victim, aged in his 40s, was leaving the Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne's east on Tuesday night when he got into an ...and more »

Man arrested after alleged hospital assault on surgeon - The Age

Police have arrested a man in connection with an alleged one-punch attack in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital which left a Melbourne surgeon and father of two fighting for his life. In the latest of a series of recent attacks on the state's health ...and more »

Kiwi-trained surgeon critical after king-hit in Melbourne hospital - Newshub

A New Zealand-educated surgeon working in Melbourne is fighting for his life after a man allegedly king-hit him in the head. Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann was hit in the head from behind, a court has heard, after asking a man to put out his cigarette ...and more »

Man accused of bashing surgeon at hospital 'has psychiatric illness', court told - The Age

The man who allegedly punched a surgeon in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital is withdrawing from drugs and has a mental illness, a court has been told. Joseph Esmaili, 22, of Mill Park, faced Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday charged with ...and more »

Man critically injured after attack at Box Hill Hospital - Herald Sun

A MAN has fronted court over an assault outside Box Hill Hospital that left a surgeon fighting for life. It is understood tempers flared after Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann asked a man to stop smoking near the hospital entrance. It is alleged his attacker ...and more »

'All he knows is how to help, and someone's done that to him': Father-of-three whose life was saved by heart surgeon ... - Daily Mail

A father-of-three from country Victoria is devastated that a heart and lung surgeon who saved his life is in a coma after being allegedly king hit for telling off a smoker. Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann remains in a critical condition two days after ...and more »

Surgeon allegedly assaulted at Melbourne hospital after argument over smoking - The Guardian

Doctor in critical condition after allegedly being punched at entrance to Box Hill hospital on Tuesday night. Australian Associated Press. Wed 31 May 2017 20.30 EDT Last modified on Tue 27 Jun 2017 18.44 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

'This is a devastating tragedy': Doctor 'punched from behind' by a smoker, 22, who asked him to extinguish his ... - Daily Mail

A heart surgeon allegedly king hit from behind after telling off a visitor for smoking has suffered a devastating brain injury, a colleague says. Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who studied medicine in New Zealand before recently moving to Melbourne, is ...and more »