Care home nurse accused of not giving resident pain relief
An Aberdeenshire nurse has been accused of failing to look after residents properly at a Stonehaven care home, including not providing them with pain relief.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing, regarding Olufemi Ajao’s alleged conduct, has begun in Edinburgh.
He faces a number of charges relating to his time working at Havencourt Care Home in 2014.
The council says that, during his night shift between July 2 and 3 that year, he did not properly care for someone, known only as Resident A.
This included failing to ensure the correct levels of pain relief and oxygen were administered, and not checking on the resident every 15 minutes.
Ajao has also been accused of failing to carry out neurological checks on another resident, B, every 15 minutes during a night shift later that month.
The NMC hearing, at the organisation’s offices in Edinburgh, is expected to conclude on Friday.
A spokesman for Four Seasons Health Care, which operates Havencourt Care Home, said: “This hearing came about as a result of a referral by the company.
“The nurse is no longer working for us.
“Almost all the people who work in care homes are dedicated and do a vital and challenging job extraordinarily well day after day.”
“This hearing came about as a result of a referral by the company.”