Nurse removed confidential patient files from three nursing homes in Cork and Kerry

Sean McCarthaigh reports:

A registered nurse had admitted being guilty of professional misconduct over the unauthorised taking of a large number of confidential patient records and medical files from three nursing homes where she worked in Kerry and Cork.

The nurse, Rasa Leliene, appeared before a fitness-to-practise inquiry of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland on Wednesday to face a series of allegations over the removal of documents relating to over 20 patients of nursing homes.

The three healthcare facilities from which medical records were taken without authorisation by Ms Leliene were Our Lady of Lourdes Care Facility in Killarney, Co Kerry; Cúil Dídin Nursing and Residential Care in Tralee, Co Kerry; and Macroom Community Hospital, Macroom, Co Cork.

Read more at Irish Examiner to learn more details and her stated motivation. Things are not always what they might first suggest.

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