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:
- 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.
- Failed to be present when Patient A was being transferred by hoist from the floor to the bed.
- Inappropriately attributed Patient A’s complaints of pain to her age and chronic conditions, failing to take steps to ensure adequate pain relief.
- Inaccurately or falsely recorded that he had assessed Patient A’s lower limbs as “normal” and otherwise failed to make an adequate clinical record.
- 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 Caselaw. In the further decision of June 2022, the Tribunal imposed protective orders that :
- Mr Singh’s registration as a nurse should be cancelled;
- Mr Singh cannot seek a review for 12 months.
The stage 2 decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to email@example.com.
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.
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