A cancer care specialist who was sacked by the hospital in which she worked has been told her case will be investigated by the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
Sara Dale, 39, of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, worked as a nurse at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn in a post paid for by a cancer charity. She was sacked in January because of allegations about “inappropriate relationships” with the widows of patients.
The council, which registers and regulates nurses, is due to begin its investigation shortly.
“Sara Dale was employed by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust as a palliative care nurse from 1998,” said a spokeswoman for Macmillan Cancer Care.
“This is a post that was created and funded by Macmillan for two years. There are over 4,500 Macmillan health professionals in the UK who last year alone gave much-needed support and care to nearly half a million cancer patients and their families.
“We expect our health professionals to adopt the highest standards of care and adhere to the strictest codes of professionalism.”
Ms Dale could not be contacted for a comment, although a friend said she is denying the allegations.