A MIDWIFE has been found guilty of a series of blunders including “strangling” a newborn baby with its umbilical cord.
Mercy Ngozi Okeke denyed the errors that took place at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup between January 3 and February 24 2006.
But last Friday (October 28) the Nursing and Midwifery Council found her fitness for practice was impaired.
Among the blunders reported, the council heard Okeke had injected two patients in the wrong place and failed to carry out vaginal exams properly.
In a three page letter to bosses, Okeke’s former colleague, Helen Foreman said on one occasion, the midwife “effectively strangled” a newborn after placing it on its mother’s stomach without untangling the cord.
Okeke was also found guilty of blunders at Newham University Hospital and King George Hospital in Essex.
The case was adjourned until next year when Okeke could face being struck off.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Midwife found guilty of string of blunders at South London hospital
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