Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that, on more than one occasion between 9 February and 22 March 2018, Dr Healy failed to attend for work at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) as expected and put patient safety at risk due to his absence. It is also alleged that between April and August 2018, Dr Healy failed to engage with the Trust in respect of his absences.
It is further alleged that on 30 January 2019, at the North and West Cumbria Magistrates’ Court, Dr Healy was convicted of driving with an alcohol level above the limit and dangerous driving. It is alleged that on 5 April 2019, at Carlisle Crown Court, Dr Healy was sentenced to: six months imprisonment suspended for 18 months; disqualification from driving for three years; undertake a Rehabilitation Activity requirement and disqualification from driving until he passed the extended driving test. It is alleged that on 6 September 2019, Dr Healy was committed to Carlisle Crown Court by the probation service for breach of the community order and was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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