Nurses struck off after inquiry

Contributed by editor on Feb 07, 2005 - 08:31 PM


Proprietor of the Heather Lodge Nursing Home, Nillam Sanjivi 51, and nurses Brenda Broderick 75, and Gloria Ellse 53, have been struck off the nursing register after being found guilty of what was described as "lamentable and disgraceful" treatment of patients at the Nursing Home in Folkestone.

All three women had been suspended from practising in November 2004.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council was told of many failings at the Nursing Home. 

The hearing was told that patients at  the 18 bed home were left in pain and discomfort.

Concerns were raised by visiting medics and an investigation followed resulting in a critical  report of the care home between May 1997 and September 1999.