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Bexhill nurses investigated over alleged mistreatment
3:50pm Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
Four nurses are being investigated over claims they mistreated a female patient at a Royal British Legion care home in 2007.
It is claimed that Lesley Axford, Estelita Neeson, Wincy Kurion and Hazel Elrick failed to seek medical advice after complaints that the resident was suffering from leg problems and this, among other things, amounted to misconduct. It is also claimed some of them ignored her after she said she “felt peculiar” and failed to examine her.
A week-long hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London was told the four had all failed in their care of the woman at Mais House, Hastings Road, Bexhill, between October 30 and November 9. The hearing was told that the woman was discharged from hospital on October 30 and went to the care home.
Assess On October 31 Axford is accused of failing to properly look after her. It is alleged that she failed to assess her or update her plan of care.
She is accused of failing to record that she had carried out a physical examination of her and not noting that she had offered or given the woman any pain relief.
On November 8 she allegedly failed to seek medical advice regarding the woman’s leg problems.
Neeson faces two charges. It is claimed that she failed to carry out an adequate assessment following a report that the woman “felt peculiar” on November 7. She also failed to record a visit to the woman.
Kurion allegedly failed to assess the woman after she complained of “pain in her legs”, failed to carry out an examination of her in relation to the leg problems and failed to seek medical advice.
Elrick allegedly failed to physically examine the woman and seek medical advice regarding her leg shortening.
The hearing continues.