If you’re going to glue pubes to a patient’s face, maybe don’t tweet about it.
That’s the lesson learned by a hospital worker who tweeted that he was going to shave a patient’s pubic hair off and attach it to him like a beard. National Health Service (NHS) worker Paul Nam is now facing a disciplinary hearing regarding his “fitness to practice” medicine by the Health and Care Professions Council.
His Twitter handle “Sir Cockhardt” revealed several inappropriate tweets made at the time Nam was working at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS.
The Independent reported the first red flag was when Nam tweeted, “I was going to save the pubes from the first patient I shaved today and stick them on Wiggins style,” referring to Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins and his gnarly sideburns.
Another reportedly said, “Working in gynae[cological] theatres AGAIN today. I'm seriously considering going gay! The thought of looking at one more aged flange.”
Nam also regularly insulted higher-ups on his account, calling his bosses “a bell end” and “vandals.” He also tweeted photos of an ambulance arriving and a list of surgeons’ names and the procedures they were performing, acts that could be deemed confidentiality breaches, according to the Independent.
According to the Independent, Nam said Twitter was a way of “blowing off steam.”
R.I.P. Sir Cockhardt.