Sacked Barrow midwife guilty of misconduct but fit to continue working
Last updated at 14:59, Thursday, 30 January 2014
A MIDWIFE sacked from Barrow hospital has been found guilty of misconduct in two cases where babies died but has been deemed fit to continue working.
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Tim Skelton chairman of a panel sitting at the The Nursing and Midwifery Council, Old Bailey, London, today said Jennifer Emma Bowns was not a risk to the public.
He said: “The panel found that your failures put patients at unwarranted risk of harm and you brought the profession into disrepute.
“The misconduct involved record keeping for both Patient A and B.
“Overall this amounted to misconduct.
"It cannot be excluded that there could have been a different outcome if your failures had not occurred.”
- See today's Evening Mail for the full story
First published at 20:51, Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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How has she been allowed to carry on working. She was involved with two cases where babies died and she has been found guilty. This is outrageous.