Stafford nurses struck off

Two senior nurses from Stafford Hospital have been struck off after a Nursing and Midwifery Council tribunal. Tracy-Ann White and Sharon Turner were found to have falsified hospital data and to have behaved inappropriately towards patients.

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Nurse refused to help undress an elderly patient

Tracy White is one of two nurses at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital that have been struck of the nursing register today, after being found guilty of misconduct.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council ruled that Ms White's fitness to practice was impaired after she refused to help a senior nurse undress an elderly patient and called her a "naughty little monkey" for not taking drugs to treat constipation.

The nurse worked in the accident and emergency department of Stafford Hospital.

It also found that in relation to a patient who had attended A&E following a termination, Ms White said words to the effect of: "she can wait, if you can do that to your baby".

Between July 2000 and July 2010, the nurse also inaccurately recorded patient discharge times from A&E, and ordered other colleagues to follow her example, the panel found.

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