Doctor admits dubious over Ebola

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Megan Bramall

A alloy has certified she misled other medics about a health of a co-worker returning to a UK from West Africa with Ebola in 2014.

Dr Hannah Ryan told a disciplinary conference she had been in a state of “disbelief, fear and panic” after anticipating out helper Pauline Cafferkey had had a high temperature, a warning sign.

Instead of alerting open health officials during Heathrow Airport, both continued on their tour home.

Dr Ryan denies misconduct.

Seriously ill

Dr Ryan and Ms Cafferkey had been operative in Sierra Leone with other volunteers to assistance provide Ebola victims.

And on 28 Dec they had landed during Heathrow, “keen” to be home for a Christmas holiday period, a judiciary heard.

They queued to get clearway from Public Health England medics to be authorised to leave.

Trying to assistance PHE staff with a process, they concluded to take and record their possess temperatures.

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Pauline Cafferkey recovered from Ebola though has given had several health complications

Dr Ryan had afterwards taken Ms Cafferkey’s heat and got a reading of 38.2C – aloft than normal.

But a reduce temperature, 37.2C, was indeed recorded, and Ms Cafferkey was afterwards authorised to locate her joining moody to Glasgow to go home.

She fell severely ill a successive day and tested certain for Ebola.

Dr Ryan has certified dubious others and that she “acquiesced” in a wrong heat being given, though denies bungle by her actions during a airfield and during a successive review by Public Health England.

The judiciary was shelved until tomorrow morning.

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Donna Wood arrived behind in a UK on a same moody as Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey

In Sep 2016, a Nursing and Midwifery Council privileged Ms Cafferkey of bungle over claims she had dark her infection, after a row ruled that her settlement had been marred by her illness.

In November, another colleague, comparison helper Donna Woods, was dangling by a NMC for dual months. The row found Mrs Wood suggested a reduce heat be available on Ms Cafferkey’s screening form so they could pass by checks during pass control some-more quickly.

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