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Alistair Kleebauer, Senior reporter
Monday, September 3, 2012
A decorated paramedic who was found guilty of misconduct after failing to attempt resuscitation on a 93-year-old woman will learn his fate on Wednesday.
Alan Clark MBE and two colleagues were called to Birchwood Care Home in Clayhall Avenue, Clayhall, on Christmas Day 2010 where the woman was suffering breathing difficulties.
A Health and Care Professions Council panel found in June that Mr Clark asked no questions to determine whether the patient was in the end stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and no information was given with which he could have formed that view.
Mr Clark, who was working for the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said he had been under stress during the incident because members of the woman’s family were upset.
A hearing to determine the sanction against him will be held at the council in south-east London.