Man dies after drug mix-up

Coroner hears of missed opportunities to save his life
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A man died at a Sydney hospital after he was given another patient's medication following routine day surgery, a NSW coroner has heard.

An inquest is being held at Glebe Coroner's Court into the death of father-of-two Paul Lau, who was 54 when he died following a knee reconstruction at Sydney's Macquarie University Hospital in June 2015.