Paramedic who missed checks for injuries can go on working

By Ann-Marie Parry

Published: 20/02/2014

A former hero paramedic who failed to properly assess two patients will have to work under a caution order for the next four years.

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) found almost all the allegations against Andrew Cowx – a former Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic – relating to incidents in 2011, to be true but allowed him to continue to practise.

Mr Cowx, who now works as a winchman on a Bond search and rescue helicopter, attended a call-out on his own in a rapid response vehicle in the early hours of October 8, 2011, to a nightclub where a woman had hurt her ankle.

For the full story, pick up a copy of today’s Press and Journal or read our digital edition now.

Purchase and read the Press and Journal online
Click on the image below for more details