Stafford Hospital nurse faces disciplinary hearing over death of twin boys
A NURSE is due to appear before a disciplinary hearing today over the deaths of twin boys born at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital.
Joanne Marie Thompson is accused of failing to adequately oversee the administration of morphine to twins Alfie Shaun McQuillan and Harry Stuart, who died in November 2010 after being given 10 times the prescribed amount of the drug because of a hospital error.
The twins’ mother, Ami Dean, from Stafford, was rushed to Stafford Hospital in the early hours of October, 30 2010 after she began to bleed.
Despite being born prematurely, the identical twins had been in a ‘good’ condition during the first few hours of their lives, an inquest into their deaths in 2012 heard.
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But it was decided to give the twins morphine to stabilise them before they were transferred to the maternity unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where the twins died on November 1.
Ms Thompson will appear before the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London.