Mr Thamsanqa Ndiweni – Registered nurse – Unsatisfactory professional conduct and reprimand

27 April 2022

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against registered nurse, Mr Thamsanqa Ndiweni, before a Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee (the Committee).  It was alleged that in December 2019, while working at the SummitCare Aged Care Facility at Wallsend as an agency nurse, Mr Ndiweni:

  • Exercised poor skill and judgement by inappropriately changing Patient A’s in-dwelling catheter (‘IDC’) causing bleeding and urethral damage.
  • Exercised poor skill and judgement by inappropriately attempting to insert a new IDC to Patient A.
  • Failed to respond to the Patient’s A bleeding in a timely manner.
  • Failed to provide an adequate clinical handover to NSW Ambulance staff.
  • Failed to adequately document Patient A’s care, treatment and management of the incident.
  • Inappropriately agreed to work at the aged care facility.

On 29 March 2022 the Committee found the complaint proven and found Mr Thamsanqa Ndiweni guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct. The Committee imposed a reprimand and placed conditions on Mr Ndiweni’s registration to restrict the way he practises when not working in a mental health setting.

The full PSC decision is attached.

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