Mr Anthony Morris

Profession: Paramedic

Registration Number: PA40198

Hearing Type: Final Hearing

Date and Time of hearing: 10:00 22/06/2020 End: 17:00 25/06/2020

Location: Virtual Hearing

Panel: Conduct and Competence Committee
Outcome: Adjourned part heard

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Allegation

On 26 August 2016, whilst registered as a Paramedic and employed by the
North West Ambulance Service, you attended Service User A and you:

1. Made the following inappropriate comments:

a) You requested an amber level ambulance backup ‘for my own
sanity’, or words to that effect;

b) Regarding not lifting Service User A, you asked if Service User
A’s family would pay your mortgage if you hurt your back, or
words to that effect;

c) You made comments to the effect that Service User A was not
unwell, or was feigning illness;

d) You told Service User A to ‘come on’ and ‘get up’, or words to
that effect when she collapsed;

e) You made a comment to the effect that it did not matter how
long it took to treat Service User A as you would be paid until the
end of your shift anyway

f) You made a comment to the effect that you could be helping
others and that Service User A was wasting your time

2. Did not communicate appropriately with Service User A and/or her
family, in that:

a) Following Service User A’s collapse, you did not update
Service User A’s family before transporting Service User A to the
hospital.

b) You did not inform Service User A (or her family) of her
potential diagnoses and the risks associated with those.

3. Did not complete and/or record an adequate clinical assessment
and/or examination.

4. Walked Service User A to the ambulance, despite her being
tachypnoeic and/or without offering appropriate assistance.

5. Did not provide a wheelchair to Service User A despite this being
requested by Person B

6. Did not assist Service User A to stand when she collapsed on
multiple occasions

7. Did not provide care to Service User A in a timely manner
following her collapse.

8. Did not transport Service User A to the hospital in a timely
manner despite Service User A hyperventilating

9. Did not provide an adequate treatment plan in response to
Service User A’s hyperventilation

10. Did not complete and/or record regular observations of Service
User A

11. Did not assist Service User A to travel down the stairs,
including by not using a track chair

12. Informed your employer that care was provided to Service User
A in a timely manner following her collapse, when this was not the
case.

13. Your actions as described at paragraph 12 above were
dishonest.

14. Your actions as described at paragraphs 1 – 11 above
amounted to misconduct and/or lack of competence.

15. Your actions as described at paragraphs 12-13 above
amounted to misconduct.

16. By reason of your misconduct and/or lack of competence, your
fitness to practise is impaired.

Finding

No information currently available

Order

No information currently available

Notes

This Hearing has been adjourned part-heard. A reconvened Hearing is due to be scheduled before the close of 2020.

Hearing History

History of Hearings for Mr Anthony Morris

Date Panel Hearing type Outcomes / Status
22/09/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Conditions of Practice
22/06/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
03/02/2020 Conduct and Competence Committee Final Hearing Adjourned part heard
09/12/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
10/09/2019 Conduct and Competence Committee Interim Order Review Interim Suspension
24/10/2018 Investigating committee Interim Order Review Interim Conditions of Practice