Inquest into the death of ROBERT DOUGLAS
3. On 11 December 2012, Mr Douglas died at The Canberra Hospital (TCH). He was 67 years old and married with an adult daughter. He had smoked cigarettes for 40 years, but had quit smoking the year before. He had worked on farms, the new Parliament House and at Fyshwick Markets. He had also spent a considerable period of his working life training and supporting disabled people, for the purpose of their entry into the workforce. I understand it was this latter work Mr Douglas found most rewarding.\r\n4. In February 2012, Mr Douglas attended his general practitioner complaining of a cough, fever and rigors. His GP organised an X-ray and then a CT scan, the latter of which revealed a mass in his left upper lung. His GP referred him to TCH that led to further investigations, including a core biopsy of the mass and a PET scan. He was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Coroner Theakston on 30 January 2018