The Queen’s personal surgeon has been suspended from his duties at the north-east’s flagship hospital following an investigation into his conduct.
It has been claimed that NHS Grampian bosses have taken “revenge” on Professor Zygmunt Krukowski for raising serious concerns about the way Aberdeen Royal Infirmary was functioning.
Described as a “master surgeon” with interests in the fields of endocrine and laparoscopic GI procedures, he is responsible for the team that care for members of the Royal Family when they are admitted for treatment while staying at Balmoral Castle.
A source claimed health board bosses had put Prof Krukowski, who has been involved in undergraduate teaching in Aberdeen and postgraduate surgery teaching in Germany, France, Oman and India in recent years, “through hell” for many months but he decided not to retire so he could fight the charges against him.
It is understood that a second surgeon, Wendy Craig, who works in the same endocrine surgery department as the 67-year-old, had also been suspended for raising concerns following dignity at work reviews.
A source claimed the pair were seen as troublemakers by bosses and they had been left “devastated and angry” by the decision to suspend them.
Professor Krukowski has devoted his entire career to ARI and his integrity and committment to patient care are unequalled. What price loyalty? This is nothing more than a smear campaign.