Radiographer struck off after failing to identify twin pregnancy
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.”