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Nurse cautioned for stealing hospital incontinence pads for her cat

A nurse has been given for a formal warning for stealing NHS incontinence pads - for her cat.

Gillian Griffiths, 60, repeatedly plundered her hospital ward for the pads after her shifts came to an end.

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A misconduct hearing was told colleagues noticed the nurse taking carrier bags full of hospital property home after shifts.

During an internal investigation Griffiths admitted she was using the pads for her pet cat who was experiencing "continence problems."

The stolen items included tea bags, plastic gloves, sauce sachets, a kettle, and incontinence pads meant for patients at Neath Port Talbot Hospital in South Wales.

She failed to appear at her Nurses and Midwifery Council misconduct hearing in Cardiff, where four charges of misconduct were found proved.

The hearing heard Ms Griffiths took items from her workplace at Neath Port Talbot Hospital Credit: Google Maps

Ms Griffiths has presented no evidence that she understands the seriousness of her actions and behaviour and the implications for patients, her colleagues and the reputation of the nursing profession.

The panel was also of the view that the public would find Ms Griffiths' dishonesty deplorable.

– Panel Chair Andrew Gell

Griffiths was given a four-year caution order.