Health de­part­ment takes ac­tion against nurse

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THE nurse caught on cam­era al­legedly abus­ing a pa­tient who later died has been placed on pre­cau­tion­ary sus­pen­sion.

The St Mary’s nurse met hospi­tal man­age­ment on Thurs­day fol­low­ing a video al­legedly show­ing her ver­bal abuse of a bedrid­den pa­tient, Nozipho Ng­cobo. The video was cap­tured by a pa­tient in the same ward.

Re­act­ing to the video, which went vi­ral, the de­part­ment con­demned the nurse’s be­hav­iour and said she had vi­o­lated the health care pro­fes­sional’s code of con­duct.

In the video, the pa­tient was seen strug­gling to move while the nurse goaded her.

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