October 5, 2008
999 Worker Cleared of Rap
A PARAMEDIC accused of making a detour while taking a dying man to hospital so she could get to a Freddie Mercury tribute concert has been cleared of misconduct.
Claire Lomas, 31, faced a string of allegations before a Health Professions Council hearing in London which could have resulted in her being struck off.They related to the care of a 77-year-old man who had fallen off his bicycle in Keswick on September 9, 2006, and died the next day as a result of his injur ies.
Miss Lomas, of Penrith, Cumbria, was alleged to have stopped at Keswick Ambulance Station en-route to hospital, to carry out an unauthorised crew change before her shift ended.
The panel ruled that this was an isolated incident and did not amount to misconduct.
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