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Suspension for nurse who forced patient to swallow medication

by admin | 6th February 2012

Suspension for nurse who forced patient to swallow medication

A nurse who forced an elderly woman at a Trowbridge nursing home to take medication after threatening to hit her has been suspended from the profession.

Margaret Afaribea Boateng, a nurse at the Ravenscroft Nursing Home in 2008, left the woman “hurt, harmed and frightened” after raising her hand as if to hit her. She also held down her hands and spoon-fed the medication, even though the woman was able to feed herself.

When she realised a colleague, care assistant Titania Wheeler, had witnessed the incident on October 14, 2008, she repeatedly phoned her and, in one aggressive call, reportedly asked: “Why tell the manager that I was going to hit her?”

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By Mike Wilkinson,  Senior Reporter – Wiltshire Times

5th February 2012

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