Nurse suspended for concealing Ebola medic’s high temperature at airport

Nurse suspended for concealing Ebola medic’s high temperature at airport

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Donna Wood

A nurse has been suspended for two months for concealing the fact that Scottish medic Pauline Cafferkey had a raised temperature before she tested positive for Ebola.

The high temperature, noted on December 28 2014, should have triggered concerns that Ms Cafferkey was infected with the deadly virus.

But Donna Wood suggested a lower temperature was recorded on Ms Cafferkey’s form so they could pass through the screening process at passport control at Heathrow Airport more quickly, a UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel found.

The panel, sitting in Stratford, east London, told Wood during a hearing on Friday that she would be suspended, after finding her fitness to practice had been impaired on public interest grounds.

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