Senior NHS nurse tormented mentally ill patients by performing Nazi goose-step and groped a male colleague Stephen Johnson, 54, was found guilty of eight allegations of misconductJohnson, from Colchester, Essex, reduced a patient who suffered from delusions that he was Adolf Hitler to tearsHe shouted 'Heil Hitler' while Polish and Jewish colleagues watched He also groped a male colleague and touched a male patient's genitalsThe deputy ward manager sent pornographic images to a female co-worker | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 18 December 2012 Punishment: Nurse Stephen Johnson faces being struck off for his treatment of mentally ill patients A senior nurse who goose-stepped around a room of mentally ill patients while performing Nazi salutes faces being struck off. Stephen Johnson put a finger under his nose to represent a Hitler moustache and marched around the NHS care home in Essex like Basil Fawlty in the comedy classic Fawlty Towers
Senior nurse who tormented mentally ill patients by goose-stepping and performing Nazi salutes faces being struck offStephen Johnson, 54, was found guilty of eight allegations of misconductJohnson, from Colchester, Essex, reduced a patient who suffered from delusions that he was Adolf Hitler to tears | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 17 December 2012 Punishment: Nurse Stephen Johnson faces being struck off for his treatment of mentally ill patients A senior nurse who goose-stepped around a room of mentally ill patients while performing Nazi salutes faces being struck off. Stephen Johnson reduced a patient who suffered from delusions that he was Adolf Hitler to tears.
Care home boss accused of sedating dementia patients by hiding drugs in their meals Janet Foster allegedly ran an 'institutionalised' ward at the care home in Stockton-on-TeesMeal times 'appallingly organised' with patients wandering off without finishing 15 of 17 patients lost weight during a one month period | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 A care home boss ran an 'institutionalised' care home where dementia patients were sedated with drugs hidden in their meals, a hearing has heard. Janet Foster allegedly told staff to send residents to bed at 8pm, regardless of whether they were tired and refused to let them see a singer perform at the Victoria House Care Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Meal times at the home were 'appallingly organised' and 15 out of 17 patients lost weight over a one-month period, the Nursing and Midwifery Council was told.
Baby died between sleeping parents who drank before taking two-month-old to bed with themThe child, named only as Child W, had been born healthy in May 2011Midwives had warned the mother, who has not been named, against sleeping in bed with childA report was launched because the family were known to Social Services | UPDATED: 20:40 GMT, 11 December 2012 A baby died while sleeping between parents who had been drinking before they took the infant to bed with them. Midwives had warned the mother – who has not been named – about the risks of sleeping beside her baby – but she admitted she repeatedly ignored their advice. The details of the tragic case were revealed in a report to Coventry City Council
NHS Direct adviser 'told child caller that life is s*** and joked he would smash patient's windows'Michael McCarthy was answering calls at the NHS hotline in Cheshire when he was overheard by bosses making a catalogue of inappropriate comments | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 An NHS Direct adviser was overheard by his bosses telling a sick child 'life was full of s***' and joking that he would put a patient's 'windows in', a tribunal heard. Michael McCarthy, a nurse who answered calls from patients at the NHS hotline, was placed under review after making clinical mistakes in 2009
Bulgarian midwife faces 17 allegations of mistakes in NHS hospital after she was recruited to fill staff shortage She intended to administer an injection to a baby with a syringe containing an air bubble, it's claimedRequested hearing be adjourned because she was 'tired from a night shift' | UPDATED: 20:20 GMT, 26 November 2012 A Bulgarian midwife made a series of blunders after foreign staff were hired at a short staffed hospital, a hearing was told. Margarita Avramova was one of four Bulgarian midwives recruited to fill positions at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, in June 2009. Within months, she was placed on a supervision programme because of concerns about her skills, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard