Ebola hell continues for Pauline
Cambuslang Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey has spoken of her heartache after being accused of misconduct over her return to the UK with the virus.
Pauline, who stays in Lightburn, remains under investigation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, 18 months after returning to Britain.
At a preliminary hearing in February 2015 she was allowed to continue to working at Blantyre Health Centre, but risks being struck off when her case goes to a full hearing.
Pauline, 40, contracted Ebola while working in a hospital in Sierra Leone and flew back to Heathrow in December 2014 with a high temperature.
Public Health England staff, in charge of screening for the virus at the airport, took her temperature six times before allowing her to fly on to Glasgow.
But she fell critically ill and was flown back to London where she received lifesaving treatment in a specialist unit at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.
Pauline spent almost a month in isolation before she recovered, but was readmitted twice with complications linked to Ebola, at one stage falling critically ill.
She was told after leaving hospital that she was under investigation by the council after concerns raised by Public Health England.
Pauline said: “The report on how they are dealing with my case is still onging.
“It’s very stressful. It would be nice to have closure.”
She has said she would like to return to Sierra Leone when she regains full fitness to continue her support of charity Street Child.