Nurse struck off after leaving resident in urine and faeces

A care home nurse who left a resident “heavily soiled with urine and faeces” has been struck off by the NMC.

Trevor King-Jones was given a striking off order and interim suspension order for 18 months over instances of neglect at Kimblesworth Care Home in Kibblesworth, Durham in October 2016.

The NMC found that Mr Jones had failed to check on a resident every two hours during three night shifts in which he was on duty.

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The resident was found soiled in urine and faeces and it appeared that her position had not been changed at any point during the night. Mr King-Jones was also found to have recorded false information on his care records to create the impression that he had provided the correct care.

The panel concluded that Mr King-Jones’ actions had fallen significantly short of the standards expected of a registered nurse.

In its ruling, the NMC said: “The panel considered that Mr King-Jones’ dishonest acts were repeated and occurred on at least three separate occasions in October 2016. Mr King-Jones falsely completed Resident A’s care records to create the impression that she had received appropriate care when he knew she had not.

“His dishonesty was heightened by his consistent denial of fault and his attempts to deflect blame to his junior colleague who he claims he delegated the clinical tasks to. For these reasons, the panel found that Mr King-Jones’ dishonesty sat at the higher end of the spectrum of dishonesty.”

Mr King-Jones resigned from the home after the launch of an investigation by its management.

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