Agency nurse at Benoni Nursing Home suspended for misconduct

A nurse who worked in west Cornwall was banned for a range of offences – including informing the wrong family that their loved one had died.

Agency nurse Uyabongeka Thamzane Yengwa, who was working at the Benoni Nursing Home at St Just, was found guilty of misconduct and banned from working for a minumum of nine months.

She did not attend and was not represented at the Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee Substantive Hearing, which was held in London from 13.11.2017 – 16.11.2017.

The hearing concluded her fitness to practice was impaired, heard that she told the wrong family that their relative had collapsed and died. On another occasion she also did not respond quickly enough to a critical emergency and fell asleep on duty for five hours, covered in a blanket.

The latest CQC report, published this August, judged that the home requires improvement but was rated ‘Good’ for care.

The Hearing also took into account the correspondence from Ms Yengwa’s representative at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to the Nursing and Midwifery Council dated 24.08.2017.

 

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