The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) sends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Victorian surgeon Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who died today following an alleged one-punch attack at work.
“It is with great sadness that today we learned of the passing of a fine doctor, husband and father,” ACN Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said.
“Every professional working within the healthcare industry – whether they are doctors or nurses, administration staff or security guards - deserves the right to be able to go to a safe workplace and return home to their loved ones at the end of a shift.
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann’s family and friends as well as his colleagues at Box Hill Hospital.”
Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann died several weeks after he was allegedly punched in the head in the foyer of Box Hill Hospital.
For interviews, please contact Narelle Barrie, Executive Assistant to ACN Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, on 02 6283 3459 or 0450 908 920