A Torbay nurse has been struck off for ‘sexually motivated conduct’ towards a patient, including telling her ‘if you could twerk, I’d take you to Zimbabwe’, the BBC reports.
Rodwell Ndoro was working at the hospital in March 2016, when he kissed the 29-year-old on the lips, as well as administering a suppository without her consent and inappropriately touching her lower back and bottom.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) also found he had failed to declare a serious health condition to his employers for six years, and continued to work after being suspended.
The victim told the NMC in her witness statement, that at one occasion she was “wiggling (her) bottom” as she was in a lot of pain. Mr Ndoro said: “If you could twerk, I’d take you to Zimbabwe with me.”
In response she said: “I can’t twerk, I’m not a very good dancer.”
The NMC found the comments to be inappropriate and they crossed professional boundaries.
A professional misconduct panel found ‘serious breaches of trust’ and that he ‘took advantage of her vulnerability’.
The patient was on a ward in Torbay hospital between in March 2016 with a painful hip condition.
The offences included putting his phone number into the patient’s phone without her permission, and inappropriately touching her lower back and bottom.
A total of 17 charges were proved.
A total of 17 charges were proved and Mr Ndoro has 28 days to appeal.
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