Children's nurse faces NMC hearing over Facebook messages
A nurse working at a unit for dying children is to face a misconduct charges amid claims she posted a series of inappropriate messages about her workplace on the internet.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to hold a hearing about Allison Marie Hopton, who is to face five accusations about her fitness to practise.
NMC officials say Ms Hopton was working at the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice in south Wales, when concerns were raised about postings that appeared on her public Facebook profile in 2011.
According to NMC documents, messages included: “big b******ing s****ing b*****d work tomorrow”, “been shagged over in work” and saying a student nurse would have to “fetch and carry for everyone” before adding “so now she’s my b***h”.
It has also been claimed she posted a photograph of a person sitting on a bed pan in the hospice on the social networking site.
Today’s hearing, at the NMC’s offices in Cathedral Road in Cardiff, will give Ms Hopton a chance to deny the accusations.
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