Nurse struck off after administering mind tumour affected person with sugar and water as a substitute of morphine

A NURSE has been struck off the register after administering a mind tumour affected person with sugar and water as a substitute of morphine.

Vijayan Rajoo gave the dying man the answer as a substitute of his prescribed Oramorph on a couple of event at St Fillans Care Residence in Colchester, Essex, between November 2018 and June 2019.

Mr Rajoo initially claimed he gave the affected person, who suffered from continual complications, his dosage of the painkiller, however later admitted throughout an inner investigation in June 2019 that he hadn’t.

An image taken outdoors of St Fillans Care Residence in Colchester, Essex the place Mr Rajoo used to work.

The training incapacity nurse, who’s now retired, additionally failed to hold out checks on the care house’s managed medication cupboard “attributable to laziness”.

Nonetheless, he falsely recorded that he had been finishing up the routine observations on the person who was meant to be getting given palliative care.

It was through the house’s investigation over Oramorph going lacking that Mr Rajoo confessed to administering the sugar and water resolution as a result of he didn’t suppose the affected person required the ache killers.

It’s unclear how Oramporph went lacking from the care house.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) dominated to strike Rajoo from the register final week following a listening to.

Of their resolution, the NMC mentioned: “It was of the view that he would have been reliant on Mr Rajoo for care and may have been capable of belief that he would obtain the right ache reduction from the registered nurse taking care of him.

“By withholding a medicine which was prescribed particularly for Affected person A, with none clarification or dialogue, Mr Rajoo has abused his place.

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“The conduct, as highlighted by the info discovered proved, was a big departure from the requirements anticipated of a registered nurse.

“It was of the view that Mr Rajoo’s actions weren’t an remoted incident and famous that the deep-seated attitudinal issues mirrored in his personal responses to the NMC makes a suspension order inappropriate.

“The panel famous that the intense breach of the basic tenets of the career evidenced by Mr Rajoo’s actions, and the absence of perception, regret and remediation and lack of engagement with the NMC regulatory course of is basically incompatible with him remaining on the register.

“Mr Rajoo’s actions have been vital departures from the requirements anticipated of a registered nurse, and are basically incompatible with him remaining on the register.

“The panel was of the view that the findings on this specific case reveal that Mr Rajoo’s actions have been severe and to permit him to proceed practising would undermine public confidence within the career and within the NMC as a regulatory physique.

“The panel recognized public safety considerations and danger of hurt to sufferers and permitting Mr Rajoo to stay on the register would pose a danger to the general public sooner or later.

“Balancing all of those components and after bearing in mind all of the proof earlier than it throughout this case, the panel decided that the suitable and proportionate sanction is that of a striking-off order.”

Mr Rajoo, who was on the NMC’s registry since 1984, mentioned that he has “packed up nursing”.

A spokesperson for Excelcare, who personal St Fillans Care Residence, right now mentioned: “Excelcare is proud that in 2019 the actions of this one particular person have been picked up and reported by the crew members on obligation.

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“This led to the investigation which resulted on this nurse being dismissed.

“This was then reported to the NMC who undertook their very own investigation which has
now resulted within the particular person VR being struck from the nursing register.

“Compassion, professionalism, and reality are the keystones of our method to all care, our
investigation discovered these to be missing on this case.

“We need to thank the crew at St Fillans for all they do on daily basis and for at all times advocating for
the folks they assist – particularly the place an individual will not be in a position to do that for themselves.”