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86 reported care home failings

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A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) disciplinary panel has proven a total of 86 care failings to be true. Six nurses have been recognised as responsible for the failings, who treated vulnerable patients in Caerphilly council between 2004 and 2006. The failings range from infection treatment delays to a failure to prevent bed sores.

All of the failings have been recognised in relation to nine patients at the Brithdir Care Home, near Bargoed. The disciplinary panel is yet to determine the consequences of these failings for the responsible nurses: Rachel Tanta, Tembakazi Moyana, Susan Greening, Rachel Pritchard, Beverely Mock and Daphne Richards. In total, these nurses have been accused of over 150 failings, of which 86 have been proven true.

Failing to ensure the prescription of antibiotics

The 86 positive failings included inadequate record keeping, failing to ensure that a patient was prescribed antibiotics, failing to draw up a number of resident care plans, and failing to contact a dietitian following a resident’s frequent vomiting. Ms Tanta has been accused of 18 failings, Ms Moyana, 28, Ms Greening, 9, Ms Pritchard, 12, Ms Mock, 5, and Ms Richards, 14.

A further hearing is yet to be organised, which must take place before disciplinary action faced by the individual nurses can be determined. Each case will take into account the extent of the misconduct, and whether or not this has affected their ability to practise.

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