A male nurse who assaulted a feminine colleague all by way of An night shift at a nursing house in Cork six years in the past has been found responsible of expert misconduct.
The Health to Practise Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Board Of ireland found the cost of placing a healthcare assistant on A Quantity of occasions confirmed in the direction of registered nurse, Ado Mazombe, in relation to an incident at Oaklodge Nursing Home in Churchtown South, Co. Cork, on Might 8, 2016.
At an inquiry held over numerous dates in February and March, the committee heard that Mr Mazombe, who Did not attfinish the listening to, had initially informed his superiors that he Wouldn’t apologise over the assault as he had been pushed to “breaking level.”
It heard proof that Mr Mazombe had raised factors with the nursing house’s administration about working Collectively with his colleague. The assault arose after the healthcare assistant interrupted Mr Mazombe whereas he was allotting medicine To hunt assist in Dealing with a affected person and a row developed all by way of which the pair Needed to be separated by completely different staff.
The committee heard that each an ambulance and gardaí have been referred to as to the nursing house As a Outcome of the sufferer suffered a fall As a Outcome of of assault. Staff nurse, Eimear McLoughlin gave proof that she found the sufferer had collapsed on The beneathside at a nurse’s station and appeared “unresponsive.”
The inquiry heard that Mr Mazombe subsequently admitted to the nursing house’s administration to pushing his colleague and hitting her. The NMBI committee was educated that he had apologised for his actions and was Full of remorse and disgrace, whereas additionally studying that he claimed The two events have been now frifinishs.
Saying the NMBI’s findings at a listening to on Friday, the chairperson of the FTP committee, Professor Colm O’Herlihy, said the assault by Mr Mazombe was “conduct of In all probability the most disgraceful type and involved moral turpitude On In all probability the most critical finish of the spectrum.”
Prof. O’Herlihy said the committee had been glad past affordable doubt that such conduct was “a critical falling In want of the anticipated requirements” and “infamous and disgraceful in every respect.”
It additionally found Mr Mazombe’s conduct represented a number of breveryes of parts of the expert code for nurses over his failure to respect his colleague and to show A conventional of expert behaviour As properly as to failing to show obligation and accountability for his actions.
It said his conduct had additionally Did not Guarantee thOn the healthcare environment for himself, his colleague and affected individuals was protected and his conduct was not protectedty-acutely conscious and he had additionally failed To behave with kindness and compassion.
The committee additionally found an allegation confirmed that Mr Mazombe was convicted of a felony offence triable on indictment.
The inquiry heard proof from a Garda witness that Mr Mazombe was convicted of assault inflicting harm beneath the Non-Lethal Offences Against the Particular person Act after pleading responsible to the offence at Midleton District Courtroom in April 2017 in relation to the assault on the healthcare assistant for which he was ordered To maintain out 200 hours of group service.
Prof. O’Herlihy said it Did not matter thOn the offence by Mr Mazombe had been Dealt with summarily at District Courtroom diploma.
However, the nurse was cleared of a cost of expert misconduct over the alleged manhandling of an older male resident with dementia, Usually acknowledged as Patient A, round February or March 2016 as Prof. O’Herlihy said the particulars Weren’t confirmed.
The committee had been cautioned by its authorized advisor thOn there was a vagueness Regarding the dates of the alleged mistreatment of the resident and A scarcity of contemporaneous data.
Evidence was heard thOn the allegation solely acquired here to The eye of administration On the Oaklodge nursing house after Mr Mazombe had left its employment.
The sanctions to be imposed on Mr Mazombe by the NMBI Shall be introduced at a later day earlier than Eager to be confirmed by the Extreme Courtroom.