East Anglia: Paramedic banned after failing to give correct treatment

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A PARAMEDIC has been suspended for failing to provide adequate care to his patients.

Robin Woosey, who worked for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, was removed from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register for one year after a panel ruled he had failed to recognise a time-critical patient, failed to give the correct treatment to patients and failed to complete Patient Care Reports.

The HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee, which sat on April 8, heard concerns raised over Mr Woosey’s practice from June 2009 to October 2011.

The allegations related to the care of six separate patients.

One patient was in a critical condition but Mr Woosey’s handling of the case led to a delay, deemed by the panel to have potentially caused serious harm.

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During a separate incident, Mr Woosey was unable to take a patient’s correct blood pressure and updated the patient’s records with a reading that was inaccurate.

Chairman of the panel, John Williams, said: “The panel finds the lack of competence and misconduct in this case to be a serious nature.

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“The panel asked if they had been remediated and clearly they have not.

“The panel is therefore of the opinion that these actions would re-occur which could potentially put patients at risk.

“Mr Woosey has shown no insight into his actions or inactions and conversely he has sought to deflect blame on to others.”

The panel suspended Mr Woosey, who was not present or represented at the hearing, from the register for one year with an interim suspension order in place to cover the appeal period.

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