Paramedic is suspended for mocking sufferers on Fb after ridiculing one for calling 999 over a paper reduce and one other who was left struggling ‘chest pains’ after taking part in on Wii sport
- NHS paramedic has been suspended after he mocked sufferers on Fb
- Samuel Heenan made a string of social media posts about 999 name outs
- He ridiculed one affected person who had known as over ‘chest pains’ after taking part in on Wii
- Panel slammed his ‘deplorable’ behaviour and suspended him for a yr
A paramedic has been suspended for a yr for mocking sufferers on Fb, together with one who known as 999 over a paper reduce and one other who was left struggling ‘chest pains’ after taking part in on a Wii sport.
NHS employee Samuel Heenan made a string of crucial social media posts about call-outs he had needed to attend as a paramedic for the South East Coast ambulance service, a disciplinary listening to was informed.
He ridiculed one affected person who ‘couldn’t determine if [they] are having a seizure or consuming a sandwich’ and teased one other who known as emergency providers after affected by three weeks of ‘smelly poos’, the panel heard.
The Well being and Care Professions Tribunal Service was informed Mr Heenan thought the posts had been ‘humorous’ and ‘would increase morale’ amongst his colleagues. However the panel discovered his behaviour ‘deplorable’ and suspended him.
NHS paramedic Samuel Heenan has been suspended after he mocked sufferers on Fb, together with one who known as for an ambulance over a paper reduce
He ridiculed one affected person who had known as over ‘chest pains’ after taking part in on a Wii online game machine and one other who ‘couldn’t determine if [they] are having a seizure or consuming a sandwich’, the panel heard
The listening to was informed Mr Heenan started working as a paramedic for the South East Coast ambulance service – which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex and elements of Hampshire – in 2014.
Two years later, the Belief had been informed of a variety of inappropriate Fb posts Mr Heenan had made, the tribunal heard.
An investigation was carried out by Samuel Garman, the performing scientific workforce chief, ‘who had fast issues’, the panel had been informed. In complete, Mr Heenan was discovered to have posted or messaged inappropriately 14 occasions.
The listening to had been informed in a single put up, Mr Heenan wrote: ‘Firstly: a paper reduce in your neck doesn’t rely as a stab. Secondly: a paper reduce on the neck doesn’t justify an emergency ambulance. Thirdly: How do you even get a paper reduce in your neck?!’
In one other, he wrote: ‘Individuals ask me what I’ve achieved at work as we speak so I inform them that I’ve been imposing site visitors legislation, scaring individuals driving utilizing their cellphone and writing faux dashing tickets.
‘All in a day’s work for an undercover paramedic.’
The listening to was informed Mr Heenan started working as a paramedic for the South East Coast ambulance service – which covers Kent, Surrey, Sussex and elements of Hampshire – in 2014
The panel heard the NHS employee wrote on Fb: ‘I feel it is about time we stopped taking emergency(ish) calls now as there aren’t any ambulances to ship and no beds in A and E.’
In November 2018, Melissa Wale, a scholar paramedic who carried out her placement with Mr Heenan, complained about his behaviour throughout shifts which was then additionally investigated, the panel heard.
Ms Wale informed the panel her mentor had made feedback about ‘scroats’, known as a affected person a ‘pansy’ and stated the job was a ‘pile of c**p’ with Mr Heenan typically having ‘little endurance’ for much less severe calls.
He additionally known as the 111 NHS employees a ‘bunch of monkeys’ to the kid’s mom and requested her why she had not pushed to A&E seeing as her automobile was within the drive, the panel heard.
Ms Wale informed the tribunal she wouldn’t have needed the paramedic to deal with a member of her household.
Mr Heenan had additionally stated to a colleague ‘we must always depart our lights and sirens on exterior the home to embarrass the sufferers’ and known as a affected person a compulsive liar. The complaints had been investigated however Mr Heenan stop earlier than any conclusion was reached.
The panel concluded: ‘The rest of the allegation discovered proved is conduct that falls far wanting what would have been correct within the circumstances and concluded that it quantities to misconduct.
‘[Mr Heenan] breached affected person confidentiality, which encompasses the elemental skilled tenets of belief and integrity.
‘As well as, his feedback and conduct when working with Ms Wale, notably taking into consideration his function as her mentor, in addition to his repeated Fb posts had been deeply inappropriate, disrespectful and unprofessional.
‘Mr Heenan’s conduct could be thought-about deplorable and is conduct which the panel discovered amounted to misconduct.’
After discovering the ‘severe and wide-ranging’ allegations proved, the panel determined to droop Mr Heenan for one yr.