A NURSE who is alleged to have launched a series of foul-mouthed rants at patients will learn her fate next week.
Margaret Richmond has been ordered to appear before bosses from the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Edinburgh on Thursday, November 17, to answer a series of charges.
Her original hearing in August was adjourned but she has now been told to re-appear before the council’s Conduct and Competence Committee.
Among the charges she faces are four which allege she swore at patients at the Westlea Care Home in Neilston.
In one case, she is alleged to have acted inappropriately towards a patient – named only as Resident A – around the time of October 2007 by taking her hand, which had faeces on it, before showing it to her and saying words to the effect of: “Yes, that’s s***e, s-*-*-*-e.”
On another occasion between around May 14, 2007, and January 16, 2008, Richmond is also alleged to have shouted at Resident A again, with words to the effect of: “You are all covered in s**t.”
The NMC claim that in light of the allegations, Richmond’s “fitness to practise has been impaired by reason of her misconduct”.
She could be struck off the nursing register when she does finally appear before health bosses.