Snoozing nurse failed to react when patient collapsed and died

Penzance

  A nurse who fell asleep on the job and and failed to act urgently when a frail resident collapsed and died has been suspended for nine months. Uyabongeka Yengwa was found dozing underneath a blanket by a colleague at the Benoni Care Home in Penzance, Cornwall. Yengwa worked at the home for a few months as an EU-qualified nurse between January and July last year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. She was found guilty of falling asleep, not…

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