A New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal Order suppressing publication of Dr Fattah’s name has been lifted with effect from 30 August 2019 in light of criminal convictions in Australia.
The Health and Disability Commissioner can now confirm that ‘Doctor B’ who is the subject of a breach decision in case 13HDC00158 (https://www.hdc.org.nz/media/1653/13hdc00158.pdf) is Doctor Sharif Fattah.
HDC was extremely concerned about the behaviour of Dr Fattah. He was found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Consumers Rights and referred to the Director of Proceedings who took action in the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. Recommendations were also made to the New Zealand Medical Council and Dr Fattah.
Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill said this man’s behaviour has been appalling. Our hearts go out to the individuals he has harmed.
If any New Zealand patient has concerns about their experience with Dr Fattah we encourage them to contact the HDC.