Advising with empathy and experience

Nurses struck off at Welsh care home.

Three nurses have been struck off for poor care - some of which led to patient deaths - at a Welsh care home.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel (NMC) found failings by five nurses at Brithdir Care Home, near Bargoed, Caerphilly, amounted to misconduct and nurses Tembakazi Moyana, Daphne Richards and Rachel Tanta were struck off as a result.

Another nurse, Susan Greening, was given a caution order and Beverley Mock, also a nurse, was suspended for one year.

In May, a disciplinary panel found 86 failings proved out of an alleged 150 against six nurses in relation to nine residents between 2004 and 2006.

They related to poor management of residents pressure sores, record keeping at the home and other deficient care.

In the case of Miss Moyana, the panel said her care directly led to the deaths of three residents, while Ms Tanta’s poor care contributed to one resident’s death.

Ms Greening's caution will temporarily remain on her record.

The sanctions came after the NMC panel found seven misconduct charges proved against Christine Hayes, the director of nursing at the Caerphilly Local Health Board between 2003 and 2006.

She was found to have kept moving residents to the home although she was aware of serious concerns about its standards and was struck off in January.

Concerns about Brithdir were raised during Operation Jasmine, an investigation by Gwent Police into allegations of neglect in south Wales care homes.

The £11.6m police inquiry collapsed when former Brithdir owner, Dr Prana Das, was declared unfit to stand trial due to brain damage he suffered in a violent burglary.

The home, which has 40 residents with dementia, mental infirmity and learning difficulties, is now under new management.

                                    

 

 

 

 

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.