Patel has new court date
SURGEON Jayant Patel's appeal against his convictions will be heard in November.
The hearing has been set down for three days from November 3 in Brisbane.
Patel, 60, was sentenced on July 1 to seven years' jail for the manslaughter of three patients and causing grievous bodily harm to a fourth.
The charges related to Patel's time as director of surgery at Bundaberg Base Hospital between 2003 and 2005.
Last month Patel's lawyers lodged a notice that their client would appeal his convictions on the grounds the verdicts were unreasonable and not supported by the evidence.
Queensland's Attorney-General Cameron Dick has lodged a counter-appeal, seeking an increase in the disgraced doctor's sentence.
He will also argue that Patel should be declared a serious violent offender.
During a brief review yesterday in the Brisbane Supreme Court, Crown barrister David Meredith said other fraud-related charges Patel was facing would not proceed until after the Court of Appeal matters were finalised.
The eight fraud charges, relating to Patel's registration as a doctor in Queensland, would be reviewed in December.