The woman accused of sexually abusing patients at a WA hospital says she is proud of her actions, saying she has done a good job and has never had a problem with her patients.
Key points:A lawyer for Dr Matthew McPherson says he will not be taking his case to courtThe WA Coroner says a review of Dr McPhersons actions found he did not abuse patientsThe WA Government says the doctor has been suspended and is being investigatedThe woman, who did not want to be named, was admitted to the University of Western Australia hospital in November 2016 for an operation.
She said she first came to the hospital to give an injection to a man with bowel problems and that he asked her for sex.
“He asked me to do something that he thought I would enjoy and then I gave him what I thought was a good look and he kissed me, and I thought, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening’,” she said.
“I was shocked, but I felt a bit of relief because I was in a position to do it, and he had no other options.”
Dr McPHERSON, who has been working as a physician at WA’s Royal Perth Hospital, is accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual behaviour with patients and is facing a number of charges.
The Coroner’s report found Dr McPs actions did not fall within the scope of his practice and he was not likely to face criminal charges.
Dr Mcpherson is accused by the woman of having a “relationship” with a woman he treated at the hospital.
The woman has alleged she was sexually assaulted while she was at the WA hospital in 2016Dr McPs suspension was confirmed on Wednesday when the WA Coroners office confirmed that the man had been suspended.
In a statement to News24, the Coroner said the woman was “very concerned” about the suspension and that it would be “procedurally difficult” to consider the matter further.
“Ms McPpherson was not a licensed physician in WA, nor was he a registered nurse, and his licence expired in August 2018,” the statement said.
In September, the WA Government said it would suspend Dr Mcphersons licence pending the outcome of the review.
Dr McKelvey’s lawyer, Craig Anderson, told News24 he would not be seeking an investigation from the Coronaries Office.
“The Coronary Office has not been given any information that there has been any criminal offence,” he said.
The WA Health Department said Dr Mcphers suspension had been announced in a letter to the doctor.
“As the medical professional in question is no longer employed by the WA Health Service, the Health Department has made it clear that no further action will be taken in this regard,” a spokeswoman said.