Grimsby doctor who nearly killed nurse during 'exorcism' banned from profession

Hossam Metwally was jailed for 14 and a half years in September. Credit: MEN Media

A North East Lincolnshire doctor who nearly killed his girlfriend whilst trying to "exorcise her of evil spirits" has been told he will never work in the health profession again.

Dr Hossam Metwally was jailed for 14 and a half years in September for a series of horrifying acts, including injecting nurse Kelly Wilson with life-threatening drugs that left her in a deep coma in hospital.

The then 61-year-old was branded a "disgrace" to the profession and the case was described as "unlike any other in Humberside Police history".Metwally, described as a "religious fanatic", was formerly an NHS anaesthetist and practising at Grimsby's Diana Princess of Wales Hospital while also running a clinic from his home in the town.

He was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court last year after being convicted of eight charges, including giving out poison intending to endanger life.A three-day hearing held by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) concluded on Tuesday, ruling that the disgraced anaesthetist be immediately erased from the medical register.

The tribunal hear that Hossam Metwally showed no remorse for his actions. Credit: MEN Media

Kevin Slack, for the GMC, said that anything less than erasure would "be damaging to the public's trust confidence in the medical profession".During the trial last year, it was heard how, between 2015 and 2019, Metwally became convinced his partner was "possessed by evil spirits" which a judge said was "born of religious fanaticism".Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said in his sentencing remarks that the case was "very serious and utterly bizarre", adding he had "never presided over a case like this in 41 years' professional experience of the law".

He described Metwally's relationship with Ms Wilson as "abusive" and "a form of brainwashing".This week's tribunal also heard how Metwally had secretly filmed two female patients undressing - offences to which he pleaded guilty in court.Mr Slack referred to comments that "there was no evidence that Dr Metwally has any insight into his actions; there has been no apology and no expression of remorse".

He also reiterated Judge Richardson's comments that the doctor had "nearly killed" Ms Wilson and had "exploited her vulnerability".He stated that Metwally fought the majority of the allegations all the way to a contested trial and "even now appears to be challenging his convictions".

Despite Metwally currently remaining behind bars, the panel also made an immediate order for suspension which, were he free, would prevent him from being able to practice during the appeal period.

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