Media Release

28 June 2017

Wooldridge: Statement on Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Statement on Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann

On behalf of the Liberal Nationals our condolences go to the family, colleagues and friends of Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, who passed away overnight.

Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann was a respected surgeon who saved the lives of many until his was sadly cut short.

No one should go to work in the morning and never return home again as a result of violence.

Unfortunately random acts of violence are all too common in Victoria.

We all need to work together to make sure that our communities and workplaces, especially hospitals, are safe and that violence is never acceptable.

Our thanks go to all those at Box Hill Hospital and the Alfred who cared for Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann over the past month.

Our thoughts are with Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann’s family as they come to terms with a life without their much loved father and husband.