Expert witness Dr Philip Owen, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based in Glasgow, told the inquiry on Thursday that Dr Hermann demonstrated a “very sub-standard approach” to the closing of Patient F’s uterus.
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“Somewhat remarkably, Dr Hermann has completely failed to take these basic steps.” Dr Hermann, who previously worked as an obstetric and gynaecology registrar at Sligo General Hospital, faces allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance, as well as a contravention of a provision of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.
In relation to Patient F, it is alleged that Dr Hermann failed to display any or adequate surgical skill during the closure of a uterotomy.
“What I found was that she had managed to suture the abdominal wall to the uterus, and had left the lower part of the uterus in the breeze, effectively,” said Dr Langan.
“My concern was that what she had done in surgical terms made absolutely no sense.
On Thursday, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Heather Langan, from Sligo General Hospital, gave evidence in relation to Dr Hermann, who is facing a number of allegations regarding the care she provided to six patients at the hospital in 20.
Dr Langan told the inquiry of the chaotic scene in the operating theatre on January 22nd, 2014, while Dr Hermann was performing an elective Caesarean section on a mother referred to as Patient F.
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