Slater and Gordon Lawyers have been instructed in connection with sexual abuse committed by Dr Ram Manohar at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral.
Dr Ram Manohar was jailed for six years on 24th April by Liverpool Crown Court for sexually abusing two nurses at the hospital.
The 38-year-old consultant in emergency medicine sexually abused one of the nurses during a training session. The Court heard that, whilst demonstrating how to find a patient’s heartbeat, Dr Manohar indecently assaulted the nurse and said, “This type of teaching is only for you”.
Dr Manohar abused the other nurse while he was examining her as a patient. The nurse did not complain at the time because she trusted Dr Manohar and thought he was carrying out a legitimate examination.
Judge Andrew Menary QC said that what the nurse experienced “would have been every woman’s worst nightmare when undergoing a medical examination.”
“She was entitled to expect that a consultant would behave properly in carrying out an intimate examination and you abused that trust.”
Dr Manohar was held in very high regard by staff at Arrowe Park Hospital and his abuse of the two nurses represents an appalling violation of a position of trust, especially considering a medically-trained nurse trusted that what he was doing to her represented an acceptable part of the medical investigation.
Slater and Gordon have now been instructed in connection with potential claims against Wirral NHS trust in relation to Dr Manohar’s abuse.
We are concerned that other members of staff at Arrowe Park Hospital who were sexually assaulted by Dr Manohar may have been too frightened to speak out fearing for their jobs.
It is deeply worrying that if Dr Manohar was able to convince a medically-trained patient that he needed to carry out an examination which involved intimate touching of her genital area, that similar assaults may have been committed on other people without them realising.
Dr Manohar’s abuse of nurses at Arrowe Park Hospital represents the most horrific breach of trust and the heavy sentence of the Court reflects that.
No member of staff at the hospital should feel frightened for their jobs if they have been victims of similar attacks and they should not hesitate to report them to the authorities.
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