Nurse allowed family into care home during lockdown... before lying about an investigation into her career
A nurse who allowed a family into a care home despite lockdown rules has been suspended, among a list of other allegations by the national nursing regulator.
Agnieszka Wroblewska found herself before a misconduct panel after 'refusing' to properly treat a patients wound. A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practise Committee also heard she also did not follow the treatment plan set out for the patient.
On top of this, the Lancashire nurse allowed a patient's family into the care home despite the area being subject to strict lockdown rules during the coronavirus pandemic. Seven allegations were put to the nurse and she admitted them all, including falsely telling people she had not been subject to an investigation into her fitness to practise.
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The allegations included:
The charges apply to the time she was working at Birch Court Care Home in Warrington. On 21 May 2020, a referral was made to the tissue viability nurse by Colleague 1, in relation to a sacral wound, for Patient A, reports LancsLive.
A day later on 22 May 2020, a flash meeting was held and Agnieszka reported that Patient A’s wound had deteriorated from a Grade 2 wound to a Grade 4 wound. It was suggested by Colleague 2 that she make a referral to the tissue viability nurse, not realising that a referral had already been made by Colleague 1.
However, the panel heard she refused to make this referral and on the same day, the tissue viability nurse attended the home and categorised the wound as ‘unstageable’. The misconduct panel heard how the nurse refused to follow the