Mental Health nurses guilty of racist and homophobic abuse

Two mental health nurses face being struck off after they were found guilty of a campaign of racist, homophobic and physical abuse.

 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel found Susan Horton and Sarah Cullum guilty of 60 allegations of racially abusing colleagues and seriously mistreating dementia patients at St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering, in or around June 2007.

Tom Hoskins, for the NMC, told the hearing the nurses were “engaged in widespread racial abuse of members of staff at all levels, from students to nurses at the same level and doctors”.

Horton made monkey noises and wore a four-inch golly doll on her uniform, which she used to indicate black nurses.

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