Ra­dio­g­ra­pher struck off af­ter fail­ing to iden­tify twin preg­nancy

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

A RA­DIO­G­RA­PHER at a South Wales hospi­tal who failed to iden­tify a twin preg­nancy has been struck off.

Eve­line W Drum­mond has been re­moved from the reg­is­ter on the grounds of mis­con­duct af­ter a Health and Care Pro­fes­sions Tri­bunal Ser­vice (HCPTS) hear­ing.

She was prac­tis­ing as a ra­dio­g­ra­pher at the Princess of Wales Hospi­tal in Brid­gend.

A panel of the HCPTS heard that Mrs Drum­mond was re­spon­si­ble for a num­ber of fail­ings in­clud­ing not iden­ti­fy­ing a twin preg­nancy dur­ing a rou­tine ob­stet­ric ul­tra­sound ex­am­i­na­tion of a pa­tient known only as Pa­tient A, and not recog­nis­ing which twin was which on an anom­aly scan of Pa­tient B.

The panel also heard that Mrs Drum­mond did not iden­tify an ec­topic preg­nancy in a pa­tient iden­ti­fied as Pa­tient D, and did not iden­tify an ab­nor­mal­ity in the foe­tus in a rou­tine ul­tra­sound of an un­named pa­tient, iden­ti­fied as Pa­tient E in the hear­ing.

Panel chair Stephane Pan­dit said: “These fail­ings, cou­pled with a lack of in­sight, re­morse and re­me­di­a­tion gives rise to a very real risk of rep­e­ti­tion should Mrs Drum­mond prac­tise again which is fun­da­men­tally in­com­pat­i­ble with her re­main­ing on the reg­is­ter.”

The panel or­dered Mrs Drum­mond to be struck off the Health and Care Pro­fes­sions Coun­cil reg­is­ter.

Mrs Drum­mond was not pre­sent nor rep­re­sented at the hear­ing.

A spokes­woman for Abertawe Bro Mor­gan­nwg Univer­sity Health Board con­firmed Mrs Drum­mond had been reported af­ter con­cerns were raised by fel­low staff mem­bers.

The spokes­woman said: “On re­ceiv­ing con­cerns from col­leagues about the in­di­vid­ual’s work we took im­me­di­ate ac­tion.

“We launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in line with all health board poli­cies and an ap­pro­pri­ate re­fer­ral was made to the Health Care Pro­fes­sional Coun­cil (HCPC) to alert them of our con­cerns re­gard­ing one of their reg­is­trants.

“The HCPC then car­ried out its own in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“We can con­firm the in­di­vid­ual is no longer em­ployed by us.”

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