Ty Hafan director of care denies misconduct allegations as panel retires to consider verdict
11:01am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
THE director of care at Ty Hafan children’s hospice in Sully has denied misconduct allegations in a case before the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Jayne Saunders is accused of failing to obtain informed consent from a teenage patient, identified only as “Child S”, to be examined by care team members.
She is also accused of failing to give sufficient consideration to the feelings of “S” and her parents Mr and Mrs S, when it came to planning a sleepover to celebrate the young patient’s 14th birthday.
Counsel for Mrs Saunders, David Welch, and the NMC, Barnaby Hone, submitted their final submissions in Cardiff last week, before the case was adjourned until October for the panel to consider its verdict.
Mr Welch addressed the credibility of the evidence of “S’s” parents, claiming they had halted proceedings to produce documented evidence which they do not then produce.
“S” was residing at the Sully-based hospice between February and April 2008, where she was receiving end-of-life care for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, and had a fractured femur which would not heal properly due to her brittle bones.