A Romanian surgeon who frequently swore at patients and nurses at a hospital is to keep his job after his behaviour was attributed to “cultural differences”.
Serban Gheorghiu, 59, a consultant, made sexual comments, cracked crude jokes and asked patients to assume “the George Michael position” when they had to get on all fours for endoscopy examinations of their bowels. One nurse at Scarborough General Hospital said that she had been reduced to tears by his outbursts.
Dr Gheorghiu, who moved to Britain in 1992, was found guilty of misconduct by a medical practitioners tribunal fitness to practise panel in Manchester and suspended from practice for nine months. He had previously received warnings about his language.
The General Medical Council had asked for him to…
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