Paramedic, Marcus J Galligan, Struck Off on Grounds of Misconduct and Dishonesty

Marcus J Galligan has been struck off the HCPC Register on grounds of misconduct and dishonesty whilst registered as a paramedic and employed as an Emergency Care Practitioner at the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council - Marcus J Galligan

A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Gilbert took an inadequate amount of equipment into a premises to treat Service User A for potential breathing difficulties.

The Panel further heard that Mr Gilbert did not undertake adequate observations / assessments of Service User A including a Primary Survey; Two Complete Secondary Surveys; Blood Pressure; 3-Lead ECG; and Full Chest Examination and recorded on a form a Patient Report Form that that he had carried out the observations / assessments.

Panel Chair Sarah Baalham commented:

“The Panel concluded that Mr Gilligan’s acts and omissions were unprofessional and by failing to follow the proper procedures, based on Service User A’s presentation, he exposed her to an unwarranted risk of harm. Ensuring the availability of appropriate equipment and conducting primary and secondary surveys are fundamental to the role of a paramedic.”

The Panel decided to strike the name of Mr Marcus J Galligan from the HCPC Register because of the nature and gravity of his misconduct, his lack of insight, the high risk of repetition and his dishonesty.

Mr Marcus J Galligan was present and represented by Mr Nicholas Toms, Counsel at the hearing.