A nurse has been ordered to answer serious allegations about his care and treatment of elderly patients at a Nursing and Midwifery Council Conduct and Competence Committee hearing next month.
Nicanor Sindanum, who is no longer employed by NHS Grampian, has been ordered to attend the September 20 hearing in London to answer 15 complaints he received while working as a nurse at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen, which specialises in elderly patient care.
It is alleged that he gave one patient a month’s supply of a cancer drug in a week, gave another patient a salt cellar instead of an inhaler and continued to feed a patient who was choking.
The alleged incidents are thought to have taken place between October 2006 and January 2008.
It is also claimed that Mr Sindanum’s fitness to practise has been impaired through his alleged misconduct as a result of the cumulative failings.