Saturday 3 December 2016

A care assistant in a home is not a nurse

Published 14/06/2011 | 05:00

Regarding your newspaper's recent coverage of the Rostrevor nursing home allegations, your journalists have persistently referred to the care assistant as a 'nurse'.

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This is not accurate and brings the profession into disrepute. The title of nurse is protected under legislation.

It is wholly inaccurate to call anyone who is not registered with An Bord Altranais, a nurse.

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