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Nurse struck off after dishonesty about colleague breaking patient’s nose

Co Armagh man said he never saw incident but CCTV contradicted him

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Patrick Maguire leaving Craigavon Courthouse

Patrick Maguire leaving Craigavon Courthouse

Patrick Maguire leaving Craigavon Courthouse

A psychiatric nurse who was found to be dishonest about a colleague punching and breaking the nose of a seriously ill mental health patient has been struck off.

John Thomas Kelly was previously acquitted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, ill treatment of a mental health patient and the wilful neglect of the patient at Craigavon Crown Court.

However, the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) has now found him guilty of a series of charges, including failing to administer first aid to a patient after a colleague, Patrick Maguire, punched him in the face. The patient’s injuries were so severe that he required surgery to repair his broken nose.


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