On 30 November 2009 Dr Hoyle was the Director of Medical Services for Bathurst Health Services. Dr Snell had been employed by Bathurst Health Services as a locum consultant anaesthetist at Bathurst Base Hospital from 12 October 2009 to 26 October 2009 and again from 12 November 2009 to 27 November 2009.
Dr. Andrew Snell is an anaesthetist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Otago University, New Zealand, in 1998. He has worked and been registered in various jurisdictions. Relevantly for these proceedings he was granted NSW certification of unconditional registration on 1 February 2000 and registered in South Australia on 25 August 2009.