Police officers in Legnica received a report before midnight on Friday that a hospital doctor was admitting patients to the Emergency Department while under the influence of alcohol. A breathalyzer test showed two per mille of alcohol in the woman’s blood, the police said. An investigation is underway to determine whether the doctor’s actions could have contributed to endangering the patients’ lives or health.
As the press officer of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Legnica (Lower Silesian Voivodeship), Commodore Jagoda Ekiert, informed on Saturday, on Friday, several minutes before midnight, the police received a report that in the Emergency Department of the Provincial Specialist Hospital in Legnica “a doctor is most likely admitting intoxicated patients” . – The police immediately went to the scene and tested the woman with a breathalyzer. The device showed over two per mille of alcohol in exhaled air, said the policewoman.
She added that “the necessary actions were taken with the woman – she was removed from seeing patients, her blood was taken for further tests.” An investigation is underway to determine whether the doctor’s actions could have contributed to endangering the patients’ lives or health.
Hospital spokesman: scandalous situation, explanatory proceedings have been initiated
Krzysztof Maciejak, spokesman for the hospital in Legnica, said that the facility considers the situation to be scandalous. The doctor was immediately removed from her duties and an investigation was initiated. The spokesman emphasizes that four people worked in the Emergency Department at that time, which allowed the department to continue its work.
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