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Thursday, 28 October 2010

African senior nurse gets a caution after neglecting a patient, and using unsterilised equiptment on a pressure sore

This situation is past a joke.

If you type NHS in the search bar of this blog you will find a succession of cases, were mal practice by 3rd world nurses/doctors, has literally cost the lives of tax paying Britons.

This case was not so serious, but how could a senior nurse make the basic mistakes listed in the article below?

Next time you hear someone extolling the virtues of immigrant medical staff, the author of this blog sincerely hopes you put them straight.

The fitness to practice hearings for October 2010 are listed on the Nursing and Midwifery Council website here

Yes, there is a large number of African nurses on the list.

The Birmingham Mail reports - A BIRMINGHAM mental health nurse has received a two-year caution for failing to provide adequate care to a patient.

Lindelwa Mnyaka, a 36-year-old senior nurse, went before the Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC) admitting she had made “mistakes”.

A NMC Panel heard Mnyaka failed to inform a specialist nurse that an elderly patient had a serious pressure sore, describing the problem as only “superficial”.

The nurse also failed to update the patient’s care plan to reflect a deteriorating condition and in a separate incident, didn’t use sterilised instruments when dealing with the sore while working at Collingwood Court Nursing Centre, in Clapham, London, in December 2005.

“Mnyaka conceded that her decision to offer her own assessment of the severity of the pressure sore in place of what her manager had said was a mistake,” said a NMC spokeswoman.

Mnyaka stated she was insufficiently trained for the role.

Since the incident, the nurse has been working in a smaller Birmingham care home under close supervision. The panel ruled not using sterile equipment exposed the patient to risk of harm.



Anonymous 28 October 2010 at 16:00  

When my mother was terminally ill in hospital I only saw a white english nurse once in 5 weeks. I visited twice a day every day and often when I saw her she would be in need of something basic such as water or painkillers but unable to make the nurses understand her. I would then have to trawl the ward corridors to find someone who I could make understand. As you can imagine all this made a very difficult time even harder, for her and for us. I used to think that a basic understanding of the native tongue of the people you'd be treating would be a necessity, but plainly it isn't. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is either incredibly ignorant or a bare-faced liar. Cygnus.

Anonymous 28 October 2010 at 17:31  

Cygnus - that is a very sad story, sorry to hear about your mothers experience.

My friend told me an almost identical story, and I have saw neglect by 3rd world staff myself when I have visited hospitals.

These are clearly not isolated incidents.

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