A consultant doctor at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford has been suspended by the hospital as they conduct an internal review regarding the treatment provided to hundreds of children suffering from epilepsy.
Dr Nicholas Driver, who was appointed by the hospital back in 2002, has so far treated 569 children suffering from epilepsy. A pediatric neurologist based at St George's Hospital, Tooting, and who has a clinic at the Surrey hospital, raised concerns regarding the treatment provided by Dr Driver.
Stating that there was nothing malicious about Dr Driver's treatment nor was he indulging in any abuse, Surrey hospital's medical director, Christopher Tibbs revealed that Dr Driver has been suspended on full pay until the investigation is complete and will be reinstated if the investigation finds nothing wrong against him.
"It is important to stress that the review is to establish the facts of what may or may not have happened, but I am very aware of the concern this review will cause and mine, and our, absolute priority is to provide as much support as possible for patients and families through this difficult time.", hospital chief executive, Nick Moberly said.