A CONSULTANT surgeon, who faced a Medical Council inquiry after his patient failed to get cancer biopsy results for 15 months, had “a misplaced confidence” in the system for reporting lab results at St Columcille’s hospital in Dublin, a fitness-to-practise committee has found.
The committee found Mr S (58), from Knocklyon, Dublin, “fell through a gap” between public and private procedures.
Dr Mashood Ahmed, who worked at St Columcille’s in Loughlinstown and at the Beacon Hospital in Sandyford, was cleared of all allegations of poor professional performance made against him.
The fitness-to-practise committee, chaired by Dr Danny O’Hare, said it was satisfied that “while as a matter of fact” Mr Ahmed did not ensure that a follow-up appointment for Mr S was arranged and did not arrange for the biopsy results to be pursued, “this was not a failure on his part”. (Times) >