Nurse will face disciplinary hearing accused of mistaking teddy bear for baby

Nurse will face disciplinary hearing accused of of mistaking teddy bear for baby

Nurse will face disciplinary hearing accused of of mistaking teddy bear for baby

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A nurse will face a disciplinary panel accused of mistaking a teddy bear for a baby.

Violet Ruto, previously a nurse at Oakhurst Grange Nursing Home, Crawley, will face a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing on March 24.

She is accused of misconduct.

The charges date from December 2010 when it is alleged she started a shift “under the influence of alcohol”.

On a different occasion she is accused of being “unable to put on a plastic apron correctly”.

She is also accused of – on the same day – being “unstable” and “disorientated”.

She is also accused of “[asking] a resident if they were holding a baby when in fact it was a teddy bear.”

On New Year’s Eve, 2010, she was allegedly asleep in a room in the home.

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