ODP, Martin W Hammett, Struck Off for Sexually Motivated Harassment of Colleagues

Operating department practitioner Martin W Hammett has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct for sexually motivated harassment of Colleague A and Colleague B whilst employed by Glangwili Hospital.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - Martin W Hammett

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that the hospital referred Mr Hammett to the HCPC during an investigation into a formal complaint of harassment submitted by Colleague A on 23 December 2013. In her letter, Colleague A made complaints which included inappropriate comments or remarks and inappropriate touching. This led to an investigation which included telephone and face-to-face interviews with Colleague A, two interviews with Mr Hammett and interviews with relevant staff members.

The Panel further heard that the allegations made by Colleague A arose 12 months after Mr Hammett had received formal counselling in relation to an investigation of a similar nature. The previous investigation concerned a complaint made by Colleague B.

Panel Chair Philip Geering commented: