Mr Bhuvaneshwar Singh – nurse – registration cancelled for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

16 June 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Mr Bhuvaneshwar Singh, registered nurse, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. On 3 January 2020 Mr Singh was working as an agency nurse at an aged care facility when at about 1pm an elderly patient had an unwitnessed fall and was later found to have suffered  bilateral femoral fractures.

It was alleged that Mr Singh:

  1. Failed to properly examine and assess Patient A for injury when he arrived to find the patient on the floor and after the patient had been returned to bed.
  2. Failed to be present when Patient A was being transferred by hoist from the floor to the bed.
  3. Inappropriately attributed Patient A’s complaints of pain to her age and chronic conditions, failing to take steps to ensure adequate pain relief.
  4. Inaccurately or falsely recorded that he had assessed Patient A’s lower limbs as “normal” and otherwise failed to make an adequate clinical record.
  5. Failed to monitor and to provide appropriate care for Patient A after her fall.

In its initial November 2021 decision the Tribunal found Mr Singh guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. A copy of the full (stage 1) decision can be found here: NSW CaselawIn the further decision of June 2022, the Tribunal imposed protective orders that :

  1. Mr Singh’s registration as a nurse should be cancelled;
  2. Mr Singh cannot seek a review for 12 months.

The stage 2 decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

Further Information

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

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

Still need more information

If you would like to speak to someone at the Commission for more information before you lodge a written complaint you can contact the Inquiry Line during business hours, Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm on 1800 043 159 or submit an online inquiry.

Online inquiry

Ready to lodge your complaint

All complaints must be made in writing and we aim to assess complaints within 60 days. Your complaint will be allocated to an assessment officer and we will write to you to explain the outcome of your complaint.

Click here to make a complaint

Track my complaint

You can track the progress of your complaint online.

Click here to track your complaint