Nurse is fired after dialysis patient dies from heart attack during secret car sex

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By Asiya Ali

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A British nurse has been fired after allegedly having sex with one of her dialysis patients in his car, and then failing to get help when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

According to The Telegraph, NHS Nurse Penelope Williams was discovered with a long-term patient after he tragically passed away in the back of his car with his "pants down".

The publication revealed that Williams had been having a year-long affair with the dialysis patient - who has not been identified - and hid the relationship from her managers.

It has also been claimed that she failed to call 911 when the incident occurred, and instead rang a colleague who turned up and performed CPR, the panel heard.

Williams initially told police officers in Wales that she only met the deceased patient because he messaged her to say he was feeling unwell. She also denied any sexual relations with him during a formal meeting with her managers, claiming that they were only merely conversing in his car for around 30-45 minutes.

In addition to this, the nurse explained during a hearing held by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that the man started groaning before suddenly passing away.

However, Williams later confessed that the pair had actually been having an affair while he was getting regular treatment, and specifically met up that night for sex.

The NMC initially said the rendezvous took place in a hospital car park, but on Wednesday (June 5) they apologized, revealing that it actually took place in an unrelated car park nearby.

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The panel fired Williams for having "brought the nursing profession into disrepute". Credit: SOPA Images / Getty

When the anonymous man had a heart attack, the NHS nurse contacted a colleague instead of emergency services, as reported by WalesOnline.

The outlet stated that she was extremely distressed about the shocking incident and asked for help, but, allegedly refused to call emergency medics even when her co-worker told her to. However, her colleague - who tried to resuscitate the man - eventually called for an ambulance. It was not clear how long the delay was.

The patient's death was put down to heart failure coupled with chronic kidney disease.

Due to the shocking situation which resulted in the patient's death, the committee struck off Williams - meaning she can no longer work as a nurse - for having "brought the nursing profession into disrepute".

"Mrs Williams has acted to put patients at risk of harm by failing to contact emergency services when the patient became unwell and when prompted by her colleague," the panel said, per The Telegraph.

"Mrs Williams has brought the nursing profession into disrepute and breached one of the fundamental tenets of the profession by engaging in an intimate relationship with a patient in breach of guidance on clear sexual boundaries," they added.

Featured image credit: Graeme Robertson / Getty

Nurse is fired after dialysis patient dies from heart attack during secret car sex

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By Asiya Ali

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A British nurse has been fired after allegedly having sex with one of her dialysis patients in his car, and then failing to get help when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

According to The Telegraph, NHS Nurse Penelope Williams was discovered with a long-term patient after he tragically passed away in the back of his car with his "pants down".

The publication revealed that Williams had been having a year-long affair with the dialysis patient - who has not been identified - and hid the relationship from her managers.

It has also been claimed that she failed to call 911 when the incident occurred, and instead rang a colleague who turned up and performed CPR, the panel heard.

Williams initially told police officers in Wales that she only met the deceased patient because he messaged her to say he was feeling unwell. She also denied any sexual relations with him during a formal meeting with her managers, claiming that they were only merely conversing in his car for around 30-45 minutes.

In addition to this, the nurse explained during a hearing held by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that the man started groaning before suddenly passing away.

However, Williams later confessed that the pair had actually been having an affair while he was getting regular treatment, and specifically met up that night for sex.

The NMC initially said the rendezvous took place in a hospital car park, but on Wednesday (June 5) they apologized, revealing that it actually took place in an unrelated car park nearby.

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The panel fired Williams for having "brought the nursing profession into disrepute". Credit: SOPA Images / Getty

When the anonymous man had a heart attack, the NHS nurse contacted a colleague instead of emergency services, as reported by WalesOnline.

The outlet stated that she was extremely distressed about the shocking incident and asked for help, but, allegedly refused to call emergency medics even when her co-worker told her to. However, her colleague - who tried to resuscitate the man - eventually called for an ambulance. It was not clear how long the delay was.

The patient's death was put down to heart failure coupled with chronic kidney disease.

Due to the shocking situation which resulted in the patient's death, the committee struck off Williams - meaning she can no longer work as a nurse - for having "brought the nursing profession into disrepute".

"Mrs Williams has acted to put patients at risk of harm by failing to contact emergency services when the patient became unwell and when prompted by her colleague," the panel said, per The Telegraph.

"Mrs Williams has brought the nursing profession into disrepute and breached one of the fundamental tenets of the profession by engaging in an intimate relationship with a patient in breach of guidance on clear sexual boundaries," they added.

Featured image credit: Graeme Robertson / Getty