In a report of GMC proceedings published on 27 April 2007 “Shifts row consultant 'shut ward'” [The Metro] stated that in 2001 Dr George, then a consultant at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, ordered closure of a children's ward in protest at having to cover for a junior doctor.Source: The Metro.
We also reported that he refused to treat and sent home a boy who was plainly very ill with what turned out to be meningococcal septicaemia.
We now accept that Dr George did not order closure of the ward nor did he refuse to treat the boy and it was not inappropriate to send him home.
Moreover Dr George has not faced charges of professional misconduct before the GMC.
We apologise to Dr George for any distress caused and have agreed to pay him damages and costs.
Friday, 26 June 2009
Posted by Mark Wadsworth at 13:35