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Patient of expelled South London Healthcare Trust gynaecologist “concerned” by letter

PUBLISHED: 12:47 11 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:31 12 July 2013

Rod Irvine did most of his work at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup

Rod Irvine did most of his work at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup

Archant

A woman treated by the expelled South London Healthcare Trust gynaecologist saying she was “very concerned” to receive a letter from the trust.

The patient, who did not want to be named, added that she did not notice anything wrong with Rod Irvine’s care when she went in for a planned operation in the Erith and District Hospital two years ago, but noted that he was very abrupt with his staff.

She said: “I didn’t immediately have any concerns until the letter came through this week.

“The letter was very ambigious so it’s hard to see exactly what they think he might have done wrong.

“You tend to trust a consultant who is treating you. I didn’t think he was especially nice to his staff but I thought that might just be because he’s so high up in his field.”

Mr Irvine, who did most of his work at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, has not conducted any clinical work for the trust since November 2012, but remains on full pay as the investigation is carried out.

In total the cases of 66 women he has treated since he joined the trust in 2002 are being looked at because they show either some cause for concern or serious cause for concern.

Concerns were originally raised in August last year.

Were you treated by him? Call the newsroom on 0208 477 3858 or email robin.cottle@archant.co.uk.


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