Paramedic Struck Off After Failing to Provide Treatment to a Collapsed Patient

Paramedic Andrew Davies has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct after failing to take any action to provide care to a patient who had collapsed in the car park of Walsall Manor Hospital.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that on 2 July 2012, Mr Davies self-referred the fact of his suspension from duty by his then employer West Midlands Ambulance Service. He stated that the reason for his suspension involved an investigation into a failure to provide care to a patient on the 23 June 2012.

The Panel further heard that the matter being investigated related to a patient who had collapsed on two occasions in Walsall Manor Hospital car park, whilst four members of clinical staff, including Mr Davies, were present. Mr Davies allegedly did not provide treatment to this patient, despite there being evidence of a clinical need. The patient later died in hospital.

The investigation by West Midlands Ambulance Service resulted in a disciplinary hearing, whereafter Mr Davies was dismissed on the basis of gross misconduct.

Panel Chair Naseem Malik commented: