Ms Fang Hui Guo – deregistered for one year by NSW Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal

22 November 2011

The Health Care Complaints Commission recently prosecuted Ms Fang Hui Guo, a registered nurse, before the Nursing and Midwifery Tribunal of NSW.   The prosecution related to Ms Guo’s proficiency in English, her ability to communicate with members of health care teams and her knowledge and ability to administer medications safely.  

The Commission argued that Ms Guo was guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct, and was not competent to practice nursing, in that she did not have:

  • sufficient mental capacity, knowledge or skill to practise the nursing profession
  • sufficient communication skills for the practice of nursing, including an adequate command of the English language.

Ms Guo’s registration had been subject to conditions imposed in September 2009 that she pass an approved English test at a requisite level. Ms Guo failed to obtain the grades required.

Ms Guo admitted both of the Commission’s complaints against her.

In its decision of 15 November 2011, the Tribunal found Ms Guo guilty of professional misconduct.  The Tribunal ordered that her name be removed from the register of nurses and that she is not entitled to apply for re-registration for one year.

Further Information

The full decision is available on the AUSTLII website.

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission on 9219 7444 or send an email to

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