Tuesday 23 April 2019

Radiographer described as 'a danger to the public' is struck off by court

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Tim Healy

The president of the High Court has struck off a radiographer described as "simply a danger to the public".

Mr Justice Peter Kelly said the case of Kashimbo Musonda, who worked for two weeks in 2017 at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) before she was let go, once again underlined his concerns about the procedures for recruiting professionals to work in Irish hospitals.

Ms Musonda, with an address at Knapps Square, John Redmond Quay, Carrolls Quay, Cork, and who has a diploma in diagnostic radiography from Zambia, claimed UHW staff were motivated by racism when they made allegations against her.

The court heard she placed the health and safety of the mother of a child patient at risk by exposing the mother to unnecessary radiation while taking images of the child and failed to show any understanding of the potential harm to the mother.

Irish Independent

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