Banned Dutch neurologist working in Germany ‘had proper papers’

A Dutch doctor banned from practising in the Netherlands had a certificate saying there were no impediments to his working in Germany, according to a press statement from the hospital which employed him.

At the weekend it emerged Ernst Jansen Steur, who is at the centre of legal proceedings in the Netherlands for professional misconduct, was working at a hospital in Germany.
Media reports say Jansen Steur was approved to work by German officials in 2006 and this had required a ‘declaration of no objection’.
The Heilbronn hospital said Jansen Steur had produced this, together with a legally-approved German translation. It is not clear what sort of document was actually involved.
Jansen Steur had been sacked by the Enschede hospital MST for incompetence by 2006 but was not yet facing legal charges.
The German clinic, which fired the 67-year-old Dutchman at the weekend after details about his past emerged, is now checking all cases which he was involved in. Two people with possible complaints have so far come forward.
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