泌尿外科調查:"恐懼 "阻止了同事挑戰艾丹-奧布萊恩

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泌尿外科調查:"恐懼 "阻止了同事挑戰艾丹-奧布萊恩

調查組的律師Martin Wolfe KC說,通過Haynes先生的證據,調查組希望 "更好地了解與O'Brien先生有關的瞬間的臨床和行政問題以及他的執業方式,這些問題最終導致了2020年的事件--早期警報和本次調查的宣布。"

Haynes先生告訴調查組,他是O'Brien先生的同事,知道他的工作方式。他說,他也知道,"他是一個挑戰,要挑戰"。

"我也意識到他與法律界的家庭成員的個人聯繫,他與董事會主席的個人聯繫,而且謠言告訴我,前任AMD(副醫務主任)在試圖解決O'Brien先生時被指控有欺凌行為。

"他說:"所以我想,為什麼我沒有親自對付他的答案是,因為我必須和他在一個團隊中工作,本質上這是一個恐懼的事情。

海恩斯先生告訴調查組,他不想因為從謠言或小道消息中聽到的東西而發現自己處於困難的工作關係中,而不是任何有記錄的東西。

"他說:"我應該親自解決他的問題,但我介入得太晚了,多年來其他人試圖解決這個問題,但沒有成功,而且這已經成為他正常工作安排的一部分。

調查組的律師談到了北愛爾蘭的泌尿外科服務,特別是南部的信託基金,說 "滿足需求的資源是完全不夠的。海恩斯先生表示同意。

調查組的律師Wolfe先生說,調查組 "完全可以理解缺乏資源來處理需求所造成的壓力",但"[與O'Brien先生有關的]問題是可以發現的,而且可以相對容易地發現"。


Counsel for the inquiry, Martin Wolfe KC, said that through Mr Haynes' evidence the inquiry wished to obtain "a better sense of the clinical and administrative issues in instants of concern relating to Mr O'Brien and the way he practised which lead eventually to the events of 2020 - the early alert and the announcement of this inquiry".

Mr Haynes told the inquiry that he was a colleague of Mr O'Brien and aware of how he worked. He said he was also aware that "he was a challenge to challenge".

"I also had an awareness of his personal connections with members of his family within the legal profession, his personal connections with the chair of the board and the rumour mill had told me that a previous AMD (Associate Medical Director) had been accused of bullying when trying to tackle Mr O'Brien.

"So I guess the answer to why didn't I personally tackle him is because I had to work within a team with him, essentially it was a fear thing," he said.

Mr Haynes told the inquiry he didn't want to find himself in a difficult working relationship as a result of things he had heard on the rumour mill or grapevine rather than anything documented.

"I should have tackled him personally but I was coming in late to this with a many-year history of other people attempting to tackle it to no success and it becoming part of normal working arrangements for him," he said.

Counsel for the inquiry spoke about urology services in Northern Ireland and specifically in the southern trust, saying "the resources to meet the demand is wholly inadequate. Mr Haynes agreed.

Mr Wolfe, the counsel for the inquiry, said that the inquiry "may well understand that the pressure created by the absence of resources to deal with demand" but that "issues [in relation to Mr O'Brien] were there to be discovered and could have been discovered with relative ease".

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