Excluded urologist brings whistleblowing case against employerBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3786 (Published 15 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3786
- Clare Dyer
A consultant urologist who was excluded from the hospital where he worked after accusing the management of endangering patients by cost cutting has brought a compensation claim against his employers under legislation protecting whistleblowers.
Ramon Niekrash had raised concerns about the health and safety of patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, south London, “like a broken record” from 2005, he told an employment tribunal in Croydon. But he was treated like a trouble maker and subjected to bullying and harassment, he said.
Mr Niekrash claims that the vast majority of his letters went unheeded, which led him …