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Munday, Nadia v St Vincent's Hospital [2021] VSCA 170

Victorian Court of Appeal
Maxwell P, Kennedy and Walker JJA

Munday, Nadia v St Vincent's Hospital

Judgment Date: 
17 June 2021

NEGLIGENCE - Causation - Applicant nurse injured using 'slide board' to transfer patient from chair to bed - Where respondent failed to provide training in correct use of slide board - Where trial judge found negligence - Whether failure to provide training causative of injury - Sufficiency of evidence - Whether Court can infer cause of injury on basis of common sense - Appeal dismissed - Tabet v Gett (2010) 240 CLR 537; Wodonga Regional Health Service v Hopgood (2012) 37 VR 284; Southern Colour (Vic) Pty Ltd v Parr [2017] VSCA 301; Lee v Lee (2019) 266 CLR 129; Swain v Waverley Municipal Council (2005) 220 CLR 517; Neill v NSW Fresh Food and Ice Pty Ltd (1963) 108 CLR 362, considered.