Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on four occasions between 22 July and 19 October 2017, Dr Canelo reviewed Patient A and failed in a number of respects, including taking a detailed history, reviewing earlier diagnosis, arranging appropriate investigations, and making contact with the regional specialist unit to discuss Patient A’s treatment plan and arrange transfer to the unit.
It is further alleged that on 25 July 2017, Dr Canelo performed a laparoscopic washout, necrosectomy and drainage of abdominal cavity on Patient A, when it was not clinically indicated and he did not have access to the required resources.
It is also alleged that between 21 July 2017 and 20 October 2017, Dr Canelo made a number of insensitive comments to Patient A’s family.
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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