Lauri Kriisa, 40, stated he had no recollection of taking any medication (Image: Cavendish Press)
A physician who groped a paramedic and licked her neck as she handled him for a suspected drug overdose ought to preserve his job, a tribunal has dominated.
A panel heard Lauri Kriisa, 40, grabbed the paramedic’s chest, buttocks and groin space as she helped him out of a home in Hartlepool the place he had taken GHB, Viagra and alcohol with a person he met by a courting app.
The ambulance’s CCTV footage confirmed him later repeatedly attempting to seize her rear.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service concluded he was too intoxicated to know what he was doing after the paramedic described his behaviour as ‘trance-like’ and missing any consciousness of his actions.
In a press release, the paramedic for the North East Ambulance Service instructed the tribunal: ‘His behaviour turned sexual, he was grabbing me and pulling me into the mattress.
‘He was licking up my neck and attempting to kiss me. He grabbed in between my legs and pulled me in the direction of him.
‘I raised my voice to inform him to cease, he appeared to hear initially however was nonetheless grabbing and pulling me in the direction of him.
‘Dr Kriisa didn’t verbalise something other than the “ooh ooh” noises. He didn’t seem coherent; his eyes have been glazed.
Dr Kriisa had been on the dwelling of a person he met by a courting app (Image: Cavendish Press)
‘He didn’t seem shocked that paramedics have been on this bed room and I’m unsure he was conscious of what he was doing, I believe he thought we have been there for a intercourse social gathering.’
The paramedic stated Dr Krissa didn’t appear to be ‘appearing in his proper thoughts’, including: ‘I really feel the medication taken have been inflicting the sexual behaviour and that he was not conscious who I used to be or what his intentions have been underneath the affect of the medication.
‘He wasn’t talking however gesturing together with his mouth with unusual noises, smiling and his eyes have been glazed however mounted on me in a form of trance-like state.
‘I felt barely violated, felt soiled and simply needed to go dwelling and scrub myself. I had been dragged right into a mattress the place sexual exercise had lately taken place and I simply needed to go dwelling.’
The physician had travelled from his dwelling in Stockton and stayed together with his date for 12 hours till the ambulance was known as at about 3pm.
A disciplinary panel concluded he was too intoxicated to grasp what he was doing (Image: Cavendish Press)
He later insisted he had no recollection of the incident, and that his final reminiscence was of ingesting and watching YouTube with the person.
He stated he had no reminiscence of medication being current however admitted he will need to have taken some.
Dr Kriisa, initially from Estonia, had been on account of work later that day on an evening shift and had not organized for a colleague to cowl for him.
After the December listening to, the tribunal bench stated: ‘Given the proof that Dr Kriisa remained closely intoxicated and repeatedly misplaced consciousness, it’s unlikely that through the instances he was aware and appearing in a sexual approach he was conscious of his actions.’
It additionally identified that Dr Kriisa’s report was unblemished up till the incident on August 17, 2018.
The marketing consultant anaesthetist moved to the UK from Estonia in 2010 and had an unblemished report (Image: Cavendish Press)
‘Furthermore, right now Dr Kriisa is engaged on the frontline inside the NHS while the nation is experiencing the persevering with results of the coronavirus pandemic.
‘There’s a must stability the general public curiosity when it comes to each marking the seriousness of Dr Kriisa’s actions while not depriving the NHS and sufferers of a reliable physician, significantly right now.
A spokesperson from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Basis Belief stated: ‘As quickly because the belief turned conscious of this incident, an investigation was held internally and the matter was raised with the Basic Medical Council.’
‘We’re very sorry for the misery this incident has brought about to the paramedic involved – our workers are held to the best requirements of professionalism and this behaviour was fully unacceptable.’
A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson stated: ‘We don’t tolerate any type of assaults or abuse that our workers expertise within the line of their work. These can have a severe affect on their well being and wellbeing and the service that we offer to sufferers in want.’
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