Nurse struck off for tipping resident out chair

A nurse who tipped a care home resident out of their chair has been struck off by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

Hugh McCooey was found guilty of assault at Coventry Magistrates Court last year after the incident at Coundon Manor Care Home in Coventry in July 2015.

An NMC spokesperson said: “The patient was a vulnerable resident with dementia. Mr McCooey’s actions could have caused the patient emotional and physical harm. By tipping the patient’s chair in order to get him out of the chair, Mr McCooey has brought the nursing profession into disrepute and had failed to treat the patient with the dignity and respect that he deserved.”

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Mr McCooey was ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and was suspended for a year by the NMC following his conviction last year.

In a statement to the NMC, Mr McCooey said: “I never meant any harm or intent to cause him [the patient] unnecessary suffering. “

He acknowledged that his behaviour was inappropriate and admitted he should have given the resident more time to respond to his request.

Coundon Manor, which is run by Amore Elderly Care Limited, was rated Requires Improvement by the CQC in its last inspection.

To read the report click here.

 

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