Care worker struck off following home death

A SENIOR care home nurse has been struck-off after she failed to check on a dying resident.

Paula Fuller faked records to show she had served the man cake and juice wile he was actually dying in his room at the Acacia Lodge Nursing home in Irthlingborough.

She also failed to perform CPR on the man or call an ambulance when she found his body at the home.

She told the man’s wife he had died peacefully in his chair, but her colleague had found him lying on the floor when he been dead for up to four hours, on August 23, 2009.

Fuller asked co-worker Diane Rosario to help her fake records to show she had brought the man juice, sandwiches and cake during the day, when she had not. She also ordered Ms Rosario and two other care assistants to “stick to the same story”.

She had denied the allegations and said she checked the patient minutes before he was found – and that he had been alive at the time. However, a panel of the Nursing and Midwifery Council found all of the allegation against her proved.

Ordering Fuller be struck off, panel chairman James Crowe said there had been “serious misconduct over a number of areas, including a failure to comply with the basic tenets of nursing practice”.

Acacia Lodge dismissed Fuller in September 2009.