Thursday 19 October 2017

Abusive convent nurse struck off

The woman was sacked from her post as care manager of the Sisters of Loreto's North Wales branch following a four-year spell of chaos
The woman was sacked from her post as care manager of the Sisters of Loreto's North Wales branch following a four-year spell of chaos

Benjamin Wright

A FOUL-MOUTHED convent nurse has been struck off the nursing register.

Marie Margaret Sloan was sacked from her post as care manager of the Sisters of Loreto's North Wales branch following a four-year spell of chaos.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fitness to practise hearing heard how the Facebook- loving grandmother allowed a frail nun to be given the wrong medication for at least a week and trawled the internet for embarrassing stories about the Sisters – who she said were “bonkers” and a “pain in the a**e” to staff.

An NMC panel, which believes Ms Sloan sneaked hundreds of prescription tablets belonging to a dead nun into South Africa for her ill brother, said the registrant placed her patients at unwarranted risk time and time again.

Despite being given plenty of opportunity to rebuff the claims, the registrant opted to stay away from a five-day hearing in Cardiff.

Ms Sloan has 28 days to appeal against the decision.

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