22 Jul 2008

Bail for former Bundaberg surgeon

8:53 pm on 22 July 2008

Former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel is expected to be released on bail in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Known as Dr Death, he is facing 14 charges, including three of manslaughter, relating to his time at Bundaberg base hospital in Queensland between 2003 and 2005.

He had been held in custody in the United States since March.

Dr Patel, 58, will be released on $A20,000 surety and will be back in court in September. He must also report to police three times a week, not approach any international point of departure, reside at a place approved by the Director of Public Prosecutions and not leave Queensland.

The Indian-born American citizen arrived in Brisbane on a commercial flight on Monday from Los Angeles in the custody of two Queensland detectives.