Male nurse, 58, representing the nursing home patient's vagina like a doll of a ventriloquist & # 39; treated for shocked staff, may SAVE his hospital job
- William Kennedy examined a vulnerable patient in Caerphilly in September 2017
- Panel heard that he pulled her labia apart and said, "Hello, my name is (patient A)"
- He was convicted of assaulting the patient in February 2018
- But Kennedy still works as a nurse at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport
A nurse who treated the vagina of a vulnerable nursing home patient like a puppet for shocked staff is still working in a hospital.
William Kennedy, 58, examined the nameless woman for three colleagues when he & # 39; tore her labia apart and said, "Hello my name is (patient A)," treating her labia like a doll, "a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel heard in Cardiff.
After the incident in the care home in Caerphilly in September 2017, Kennedy was convicted of poorly treating the patient, who had a lack of mental capacity.
But the nurse is allowed to continue working under the supervision of the NMC at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.
Since the incident in September 2017 and his conviction in February 2018, William Kennedy still works as a nurse at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport (photo)
The panel noted that Kennedy had a & # 39; blasé & # 39; attitude and wrote that he was trying & # 39; to justify and minimize the offense … and described it as disproportionate, relying on the absence of sexual motivation and its own sexual orientation & # 39 ;.
He claimed that what happened was due to & # 39; not taking his medication & # 39; and & # 39; a socially uncomfortable situation & # 39; which he even tried due to those in the room.
Kennedy, who lived in Pontypridd last year, received a municipal order from the Gwent Magistrates & Court on February 20, 2018, after being convicted of mistreatment of the patient, who had a lack of mental capacity.
He has since been working at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and the panel told his current employers, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, are aware of the belief.
Although there were no further problems with Kennedy's nursing practice, he was referred to the NMC by a number of concerns about the extent of his understanding of his beliefs in discussing the incident with his probation officer.
Zainab Mohamed, who presented the case to the NMC, argued that & # 39; there is a risk of harm to the public & # 39; as Kennedy – who attributed the probation officer's concerns to & # 39; a misunderstanding & # 39; – & # 39; unlimited if you could practice & # 39 ;.
There were also concerns about whether or not he had fully disclosed the details of his sentence when looking for work at a previous employer.
A report published by the NMC panel after the hearing said: & The panel felt that the conviction in the Gwent Magistrates & # 39; Court and the alleged behavior reported to the NMC were very serious and gave rise to real concerns about patient safety and public protection. & # 39;
Kennedy, who lived in Pontypridd last year, received a municipal order from Gwent Magistrates & Court (photo) on February 20, 2018, after being convicted of mistreatment of the patient, who had a lack of mental capacity
They added that they "took into account the fact that there had been no allegations of repetition of the behavior, but remained concerned given the seriousness of the allegations" and the panel "concluded that some form of provisional provision is necessary on the basis of of public protection & # 39 ;.
The panel ruled that a number of conditions should be imposed on him under a provisional practice order, stating that he should limit his nursing practice to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport and refrain from conducting any further intimate examinations or clinical procedures for the next 18 months.
It also states that during that time Kennedy must prevent him from working & # 39; at night & # 39; and also the only nurse on duty is & # 39 ;.
He will also be supervised during work hours by a line manager, mentor or supervisor at the workplace designated by his employer and he will have to report to a line manager for monthly discussions about his professional practice and behavior.
Kennedy was not present or represented at the NMC hearing, but a letter from his representative to the Royal College of Nursing said: & # 39; no lack of respect is the intention of his absence. & # 39;
An NMC committee to practice must hear the charges against Kennedy at a later date.
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