Hawking’s nurse gets struck off
THE former nurse of Professor Stephen Hawking has been struck off the nursing register after a panel found she did not give appropriate care to the renowned physicist.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council said yesterday that Patricia Dowdy “failed to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved”.
The 61-year-old, who was with Prof Hawking ( above) between 1999 and 2004 and employed again from July 2013, had been handed an interim suspension back in March 2016.
She faced multiple misconduct charges in relation to the care she provided to the boffin, who died in March last year at the age of 76.
The family of Prof Hawking lodged a complaint which had initially prompted the investigation into Mrs Dowdy.