Ms Zuriati Bin Goode – Disqualified for professional misconduct

19 Jun 2018

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Ms Zuriati Bin Goode, a formerly registered nurse before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’).   The complaint alleged that during night duty shifts at the Eastern Suburbs Private Hospital over a three year period from 2012 to 2015, Ms Goode:
• would sleep whilst on duty,
• did not accurately record patient observations,
• did not supervise staff, and
• did not appropriately store and manage the supply and administration of Schedule 8 drugs.

On 12 June 2018, the Tribunal found Ms Goode guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.  The Tribunal found that Ms Goode’s conduct was “a serious breach of the standards that the public have the right to expect of a practitioner”. In its protective orders, the Tribunal ordered that:
• if Ms Goode was registered, it would have cancelled her registration
• Ms Goode be disqualified from being registered as a nurse for a period of 12 months, and
• the National Board record the fact that the Tribunal would have cancelled Ms Goode’s registration.

Further Information

The full decision is available at NSW Caselaw.

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.