Former Stafford Hospital carer struck off after abusing patient

A former healthcare assistant at Stafford Hospital has been struck off after dragging an elderly dementia patient around by his pyjamas and calling him an animal.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NWC) found that Bonka Kostova's fitness to practice was impaired after she physically and verbally abused the 73-year-old man.

Bonka Kostova has been struck off the NMC register after all charges against her were found proved and as a result her fitness to practise was found to be impaired.

– NMC tribunal spokeswoman