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Nelson Mandela Bay endocrinologist suspended for sexual assaults

Gqeberha endocrinologist Dr Gregory Hough has been suspended from practising as a doctor for 18 months, reports HeraldLIVE. He was found guilty by the Health Professions’ Council of SA (HPCSA) on five counts of misconduct, including sexual assault.

Hough, who has been living in Pietermaritzburg since November, listened to the sentencing proceedings virtually last week. In July he was found guilty on four counts of sexual assault and one of performing a sexual examination without a glove. He was suspended by the HPCSA in September last year after at least four of his former patients laid complaints of improper conduct with the HPCSA.

Since then at least eight criminal cases have been opened against him. Handing down the sentence, HPCSA professional conduct committee chair Eben Coltman said the 18 months’ suspension would be backdated to September last year, meaning he could begin practising again in March 2022.


HeraldLive article – Doctor accused of sex assault could be back at work by March (Restricted access)


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