“Leave him to die” Racist paramedic sacked after saying nonwhite patients “didn”t matter”


Mark Dunkerley was on duty when he also said “old c*nt, just leave him to die” while speaking about a patient in 2014, the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) heard.

Despite allegations being reported to senior staff, Dunkerley was only put on a training plan and allowed to continue work at Blue Star Medical Services in Maidstone.

Dunkerley, now living in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, resigned in November 2014 due to substandard work.

He admitted using the terms “p*ki” and “n***er” when investigated by Blue Star Medical Services, but he did not confess this to the HCPC.

“These were not isolated incidents. There is a continued lack of insight. (Dunkerley) accepts little responsibility for his own behaviour and has a tendency to blame others.”

Dunkerley, who was present and represented at the hearing, was struck off the HCPC register.

He has 28 days to appeal against the decision.