Nurse accused of care failures

A SENIOR nurse in charge of dying patients faces a professional hearing over a catalogue of alleged care failures

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A SENIOR nurse in charge of dying patients faces a professional hearing over a catalogue of alleged care failures

Day services manager Ashleigh Moody is accused of 26 offences relating to record keeping and the care of patients at Glasgow's Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

The claims against her include failing to call a doctor when a lung cancer patient collapsed.

She is also accused of failing to take any action when a patient's oxygen levels dropped dangerously and did not refer a suicidal patient for help.

Other alleged breaches of care include giving oxygen to patients that had not been prescribed it and keeping used equipment that should have been discarded to use on other patients.

She is due to appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the next week.

Other alleged incidents included failing to spot that a patient was suffering from a serious spinal condition, caused by the spread of cancer.

There were also alleged multiple errors in patient notes, with information about medication missing from files.

The alleged breaches happened when she was employed as day services manager at the hospice between September 2010 and October 11 2011.

The Calton Place hospice took swift action, dismissing Ms Moody and referring the case to the NMC in 2012.

A hospice spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that this individual no longer works for us.

"It would be inappropriate for us to comment further until the conclusion of the hearing."

The hospice was rated highly in a recent unnanounced inspection carried out in January.

The hospice was praised for having a "dedicated and caring" team of staff in a report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.



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