A leading Adelaide surgeon has been rushed into emergency surgery after being stabbed in a home invasion in Adelaide’s inner north.
Head of Critical Care Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Michael Yung, 61, was assaulted when intruders broke into a home on James St in Gilberton at 4.20am on Monday.
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Police said he was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.
Officers searched the area around the house shortly after the break-in but were unable to locate the suspects.
Security footage shows a group of five people appearing to break into homes near Dr Yung’s house hours before the home invasion.
It’s unclear if they are wanted over the assault.
Officers searched the area around the house shortly after the break in, but were unable to locate the suspects. Credit: Supplied Dr Michael Yung is fighting for life after a home invasion in Adelaide. Credit: Supplied
Eastern District Detectives and SA Police’s major crime investigation branch continue to investigate.
Yung’s 30-year-old son was at the home at the time of the attack but wasn’t injured.
SA Health Minister Chris Picton said it was a sad day for staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, who were waiting for news on the health of Dr Yung.
“Over the past few years I’ve been witness to Michael’s incredible intellect and compassion — completely and totally dedicated to the care of the children of our state,” he said in a statement.
“Michael has been there for so many South Australian children and families at their darkest times — now it is time for all of us to be there for him and his family.
“My thoughts are with him and his family, friends and colleagues during this terrible time,” he said.