A paramedic duo based at Dewsbury ambulance station have been suspended for their bad behaviour which included one showing a woman colleague a picture of himself involved a sex act.

Richard Senior also embarrassed another woman co-worker by inviting her to join a 'foursome'.

He and Andrew Rowley were reported for a host of confrontations with female colleagues while working for Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

The pair, who were said to be “worse when they were together”, were hauled before the disciplinary committee of healthcare regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Colleagues told the HCPC conduct committee that Mr Senior’s antics frequently 'crossed the line', especially with female colleagues, and he often boasted about his sexual prowess.

The experienced paramedic was also found to have not driven to 999 calls fast enough, refusing to use the blue lights and sirens in line with YAS policy.

Documents submitted to the HCPC panel say patient care was “delayed” and Mr Senior encouraged others to not bother using emergency protocols if he thought it was a minor call.

They heard he had shown one woman colleague a picture of him involved in a sex act while another had received a request for a “foursome” with her and her ex-partner.

The woman is said to have been embarrassed and to have told him she did not wish her sexuality to be referred to.

Dewsbury Ambulance Station.
 

Mr Senior was also found guilty of distasteful sexual comments to another female colleague, including references to her breast feeding.

Further allegations of him boasting about his sexual conquests in his previous job as a Club 18-30 worker and of making sexual noises in the ambulance station mess room were also proven.

Mr Rowley, who has now quit his job as a paramedic, was accused of making a host of rude and distasteful comments and gestures towards colleagues.

One of his outbursts towards a female colleague led to her storm out of the station common room to go eat alone in an ambulance.

He was also accused of swearing at a colleague and telling a young newly qualified medic that she was “useless”, causing her to have time off with stress.

The paramedics were split up and given final written warnings by Yorkshire Ambulance Service bosses following complaints in 2013.

But the HCPC has now suspended them both for a year.

The regulator could have struck them off – barring them from working in the medical profession for five years.

The panel said Mr Senior’s conduct was a “serious departure from the standards expected of a Paramedic” and expressed concern that he had not shown remorse or understood that his ‘attention-seeking’ behaviour crossed professional boundaries with patients.

The panel heard that Mr Rowley continued to deny most of the accusations but had quit the profession and no longer worked as a paramedic.

The Examiner is currently awaiting a comment from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.