UK: Zimbabwean nurse banned over twerking comments and failing to disclose serious health condition

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BBC
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BBC

A nurse has been struck off for "sexually motivated conduct" towards a patient, including telling her "if you could twerk, I'd take you to Zimbabwe".

Rodwell Ndoro was working for the Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust.

He also administered a suppository without the 29-year-old's consent, and kissed her on the lips in March 2016.

professional misconduct panel found "serious breaches of trust" and that he "took advantage of her vulnerability".

The Nursing an Midwifery Council (NMC) also found he had failed to declare a serious health condition for six years, and that he continued to work after being suspended.

The patient was on a ward in Torbay hospital between in March 2016 with a painful hip condition.

She told the NMC in her witness statement that at one occasion she was "wiggling (her) bottom" as she was in a lot of pain.

Ndoro said to her: "If you could twerk, I'd take you to Zimbabwe with me."

The NMC found the comments to be inappropriate and they crossed professional boundaries.

The offences included putting his phone number into the patient's phone without her permission, and inappropriately touching her lower back and bottom.

A total of 17 charges were proved.

Ndoro has 28 days to appeal.

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