Most frighteningly, the doctor was on call at the time of his drug use and may have been required to treat patients while under the influence of Class A drugs.
The horrifying video which was filmed by an acquaintance shows the 51-year-old doctor, who treats children with epilepsy and brain tumours, snorting cocaine from a kitchen counter top. The paediatrician also speaks candidly about his fondness for crystal meth and sedative GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy.
Dr. Ferrie, who is regarded as an expert in the field of childhood epilepsy, has worked at Leeds General Infirmary for 18 years alongside his wife Elaine who is a nurse in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
An inquiry has been launched following the release of the shocking footage and Dr. Ferrie has been suspended.