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Ex-Bermuda nurse will not face charges

Former Bermuda nurse Pauline Cafferkey will not face charges of dishonesty at a misconduct hearing for concealing her body temperature at an Ebola screening.

Ms Cafferkey, who worked at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital from September 2005 to February 2007, was infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in 2014 yet survived.

According to a BBC report, the Nursing and Midwifery Council alleged she “allowed an incorrect temperature to be recorded” on December 29, 2014, during a Public Health England screening and intended to conceal from Public Health England staff that she had a temperature higher than 38C.

The BBC reported that the NMC investigating her conduct found that while she did allow the wrong temperature to be recorded on her return to Heathrow Airport and left a screening without highlighting it, she had no case to answer over charges of dishonesty saying her judgment had been impaired due to her condition.

As a result, the NMC will now make submissions on two charges — that she allowed the wrong temperature to be recorded and left the screening without reporting to medics.

The NMC has the power to strike workers off the professional register.

The hearing was adjourned and was due to continue today.

Ebola victim: Pauline Cafferkey

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Published September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated September 14, 2016 at 7:07 am)

Ex-Bermuda nurse will not face charges

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