HCCC Prosecution of Dr Emil Gayed, Gynaecologist for misconduct
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted a complaint against Dr Emil Shawky Gayed, a formerly registered obstetrician and gynaecologist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaints related to the management of 7 patients over a 3 year period at the Manning Rural Referral Hospital in Taree NSW.
The most serious of complaints against Dr Gayed were:
- Performing a hysterectomy when it was not clinically indicated.
- Failing to identify a 10 week pregnancy when performing an endometrial ablation on a patient.
- Informing a patient that he was certain she had cervical cancer and undertaking procedures on her post-partum cervix that were not clinically indicated as there was no evidence of cervical malignancy.
- Undertaking a diagnostic laparotomy and unnecessarily removing a patient’s right ovary and fallopian tube which appeared normal and injuring the patient’s left ureter in the process.
On 6 June 2018, the Tribunal found Dr Gayed guilty of professional misconduct. The Tribunal ordered that if Dr Gayed was registered, it would have cancelled his registration and that Dr Gayed be disqualified from being registered for a period of 3 years.
National Inquiry into Dr Gayed
On 25 June 2018, the New South Wales Department of Health announced an inquiry into the disgraced gynaecologist Dr Gayed and his work for at least four public hospitals Cooma hospital, Kempsey district hospital, Manning Base hospital and Mona Vale hospital.
The inquiry will be conducted by barrister Gail Furness SC, who will be assisted by specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist Doctor Greg Jenkins. Ms Furness and Dr Greg Jenkins, are due to report back by 30 September.