Care home nurse ac­cused of not giv­ing res­i­dent pain re­lief

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY JAMES WYLLIE

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.”

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