It’s quite rare to see a female nurse with charges of misconduct. But the same has happened, and it is the former nurse of Late scientist Dr. Stephen Hawking. The former nurse of Stephen Hawkings has been charged with the accusations of misconduct and not providing the professional services to the level of the set standards. Nursing and Midwifery Council has charged Patricia Dowdy, one of the former nurses with multiple charges of misconduct and not providing the proper medical services to the late scientist.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council said that Patricia Dowdy, who is 61 years old has failed to provide proper healthcare services to the late physicist that he deserved. Also, she was charged with multiple financial misconduct, dishonesty, not providing appropriate care, failing to cooperate with the NMC and also not to hold the proper credentials to provide medical care. After facing these charges, she is now barred from giving any medical services to the patients. Dowdy has already worked for Stephen Hawkings for over eight years and was handed the suspension after receiving complaints about financial misconduct.
Stephen Hawkings Died last year in his house at Cambridge, London. Mr. Matthew McClelland, who works at NMC said that Patricia Dowdy should not be allowed to practice as a nurse. In severe cases like Mr. Hawking’s, the public expects the nurses to provide top-notch services to the patients. Dowdy has failed to provide the appropriate services and also accused her of financial misconduct, which is grave allegations. Mr. Matthew also said that the NMC is in contact with Hawking’s family over these charges on the former nurse who served Mr. hawkings for over eight years. When contacted, Hawking’s family said that they have full confidence in Nursing and Midwifery Council and they’ll take care of this case. In the court hearings, Patricia Dowdy and her solicitors were not present for defense, and that’s why the NMC temporarily barred her from practicing.