Ms Robin Burgun – Assistant in Nursing – Permanent Prohibition Order
15 September 2021
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission investigated the conduct of Ms Robin Burgun. Ms Burgun was employed as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) at the Residential Aged Care Facility at Junee Hospital (the Facility).
On 3 March 2021, Ms Burgun was charged with the crime of ‘Dishonestly obtain financial advantage or cause disadvantage by deception’ when she stole a patient’s bank card and used it to purchase goods for her personal benefit. On 7 May 2021 Ms Burgun was convicted of the offence and sentenced to a Community Corrections Order.
The Commission’s investigation found that in providing services as an AIN to elderly residents, Ms Burgun was afforded significant trust by the residents of the Facility and their families to provide a safe environment and deliver appropriate health to residents who were particularly vulnerable. Ms Burgun deliberately took advantage of her professional position and capacity to access the personal effects of the patient for her own financial gain.
Ms Burgun also failed to co-operate with the Commission’s investigation or to express any insight into the seriousness of her conduct.
Based on Ms Burgun’s conviction and conduct, she has breached clause 3(1) of the Code of Conduct for Unregistered Health Practitioners and she poses a significant risk to the health and safety of members of the public.
The Commission has permanently prohibited Ms Burgun from providing health services in any capacity.
Access the Commission’s Statement of Decision here.
Access the Commission's Public Statement here.
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