Care home boss faces being struck off over assault investigation

By Rory Reynolds

A FORMER care home boss faces being struck-off the nursing register for failing to report an assault on a mentally ill patient.

It is claimed Donna Murray, 37, was too slow to react after being told about an incident involving an Alzheimer’s patient.

The alleged assault saw Murray and two other members of staff dismissed while one was charged with assault following the incident on February 10, 2008, at Burnfoot Coach House in Lockerbie.

Yesterday a carer who reported the alleged attack gave evidence at a hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee in Edinburgh.

Mrs Murray is charged with failing to deal with allegations of abuse against a resident. Continue reading