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Stafford Hospital nurse gets ‘direct line’ for whistle blowers

Stafford Hospital nurse gets ‘direct line’ for whistle blowers

BBC United Kingdom

A nurse who raised nearly 100 complaints over the treatment of patients at Stafford Hospital has taken on a job helping other NHS staff raise their concerns.

Helene Donnelly turned whistle blower after she “saw people dying in very, very undignified situations which could’ve been avoided”.

She also gave evidence at the recent Nursing and Midwifery Council panel into allegations of bullying against two nurses at the hospital.

Tracey-Ann White and Sharon Turner were struck off the nursing register by the panel for bringing their profession into serious disrepute.

Mrs Donnelly told the panel she witnessed the pair “bully” other staff at the hospital to falsify documents.

She spent six years as a nurse in Stafford Hospital’s accident and emergency department.

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