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Barnsley Nurse Struck Off

Tuesday August 13 2013


Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital


A BARNSLEY Hospital nurse who deprived an elderly patient of one-on-one care and then went on to lie at his inquest has been struck off.

Patricia Fawcett ordered a junior nurse to help her around the ward when he should have been intensively monitoring the frail 74-year-old at Barnsley Hospital.

Fawcett then failed to co-operate with bosses during the investigation into the patient's death.

At his inquest, the nurse was said to have given 'brief and often one-word answers or shrugged her shoulders' and changed her story midway through.

The patient died on April 27, 2008, after a series of falls.

NMC panel chairman Edward Lucas said: "The panel considered that her lack of genuine remorse or regret, the absence of full insight, the sustained dishonesty and the fact that this involved her nursing practice were all further aggravating features of her misconduct.

"The panel formed the view that there was evidence of attitudinal problems on Ms Fawcett's part.

"It considered that Ms Fawcett breached the honesty and trustworthiness which are the bedrock of the nursing profession."

Fawcett's colleague, staff nurse Julie Norton, had also provided incomplete information to the internal investigation and was unable to tell a colleague who was in charge on the night shift.

But she was cleared of dishonesty and of failing to report the concerns of a junior colleague about the care of the patient.

No sanction was imposed.

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Reply Posted by Biscuit on Tuesday August 13 2013 at 11:50
Struck off!!!he wants the same doing to her soleless scum

Reply Posted by Craig on Tuesday August 13 2013 at 12:05
Absolute scum bag.
people who care for others should have some sort of personality test while being strapped to a lie detector. that way you can weed out the rubbish.

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 01:10
How come these people dont get prison
for endangering life.
She is one of the reasons the nhs is falling to bits and why care of anybody in this field is in collapse nobody cares about anybody get them locked up and put people in the job who are qualified.
And stop allowing this secret non discloure and hiding facts and all the creepy things that go on in the health service . Lock them up.

Reply Posted by lauren on Wednesday August 14 2013 at 17:55
Struck off he should be sent to prison and he should have his nursing license or whatever it is either way he should be never ever be allowed to work with people

Reply Posted by gaynor on Friday August 16 2013 at 08:59
Bet she still comes out with a big payout, its disgusting. People like her shouldn't be allowed near the sick :(

Reply Posted by Jeffers on Friday August 16 2013 at 13:25
It's not a he it's a she !! And why will she get a big payout ???

Reply Posted by Corie on Monday August 19 2013 at 09:08
I'm please it's been struck off.. But really.. For the family of this elderly person it's not not enough . There should be a stretch inside. It's disgusting. Also there shouldn't be a payout.. Infact put it in the middle of the town centre n let us throw stones at it! ( when it comes to children or elderly people its angers me so much.. There helpless at the end of the day)

Reply Posted by Claire on Monday August 19 2013 at 09:18
I am a nurse, and I agree that what this nurse did was disgusting and immoral, but calling her an "it" and "scum" just lowers yourself to her level. And as for her "getting a big payout" don't be so ridiculas! That just won't happen. People are too quickly to jump on bandwagon with the majority of their comments being ignorant and uneducated!

Reply Posted by Corie on Monday August 19 2013 at 09:19
Oh and Corrie, suggesting to "stone it" makes you just as bad, two wrongs do NOT make a right! You're just making yourself look ignorant!

Reply Posted by Claire on Monday August 19 2013 at 09:29
I don't know why I put my name as Corrie on the previous post! I meant to put Claire, I obviously had Cories ludicrous comment on my mind more than I thought!

Reply Posted by dom on Monday August 19 2013 at 11:35
thats what this world as come to no respect for any one these days karma spring to mind

Reply Posted by Sharon on Monday August 19 2013 at 12:54
you get to 60, and nobody gives a damn, there are loads of aging people in hospital, that are just left on their own, i know it can never happen due to privacy legeslations, but would'nt it be an eye opener if some wards had hidden camera's, they find ways to cover up, and thats why these incidents seem far and few between !!!!............. good on the family for taking it further, this person should never be allowed to nurse again............. disgusts me !!!