The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has struck off a nurse for multiple charges of harassment of other staff.  The nurse made unwanted advances towards staff and then threatened them with repercussions should they refuse his advances.  Five other nurses and caregivers gave evidence of similar events perpetrated by the nurse.

The Tribunal found that the nurse used his position as Clinical Manager to pressure the staff and that the conduct was unprofessional and brought discredit to the nursing profession.

The nurse was struck off and ordered to pay $9,000 towards the cost of the hearing.

Alan Knowsley

Medical Lawyer