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3rd Jul, 2022

Care home nurse struck off for failure to provide medication

A CARE home nurse has been struck off after repeatedly neglecting to give patients medication.

It happened when David Diaz Hernandez worked at Mockley Manor Care Home near Henley where he was employed for five months.

A panel at the Nursing and Midwife Council (NMC) heard how Mr Hernandez admitted to not giving a patient tablets which controlled stomach acid on several occasions.

He was also supposed to give another resident at the nursing home six steroid tablets, but instead just gave her one. This happened every night he worked over a three week period in 2015.

Mr Hernandez was suspended from the nursing register despite acknowledging the consequences to the patient not receiving her steroids could have been serious and resulted in heart problems.

But since the hearing in 2017, the NMC says he had made no effort to show he was attempting learn from his errors. It has now made the decision to suspend him from the profession.

A spokesman said: “Despite now being subject to two periods of suspension, totalling 18 months, he has not produced any evidence of insight, remorse or remediation.

“The panel determined it was necessary to take action to prevent Mr Hernandez from practising in the future and concluded that the only sanction that would adequately protect the public and serve the public interest was a striking-off order.”

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