A HOSPITAL consultant who arranged for his injured wife to jump the queue at a busy casualty department was suspended for misconduct.
Dr Brian Flavin’s wife Oriel, 49, was seen, X-rayed and discharged in just 26 minutes.
Dr Flavin, 48, also took medical supplies from Christchurch Hospital in Dorset to treat his wife, also a doctor, at home and falsified medical records to cover his tracks.
An internal investigation was launched by NHS bosses after they received a tip-off from a member of staff.
Dr Flavin told a Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service disciplinary panel he was working on a busy night in an understaffed A&E in July 2016.
He said he was worried that his son, who had arrived with his wife, would become disruptive if he had been left for too long.
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The disciplinary panel said his “dishonesty, which was repeated during the relevant period and included the falsifying of records, was significant”.
He was suspended for a month.
Dr Flavin left the hospital in August 2017 and returned to his native Ireland to work in a clinic.