Sunderland nurse faces action over allegedly hiding criminal record

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A NURSE is set to face a disciplinary panel for allegedly refusing to reveal her criminal past while looking for work.

Adedapo Oluseyi Haastrup, who received a caution for child cruelty and was convicted of assault and criminal damage, will attend a fitness to practise hearing next week.

The registered nurse, who is believed to have been living in Sunderland, has been charged with “dishonest actions” after allegedly failing to declare her criminal record when applying for positions with Four Seasons Healthcare and Southern Cross Healthcare

Haastrup could be banned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) if the claims are upheld.

It is said that on May 13, 2008, she received a caution from Northumbria Police for an act of cruelty to a child or young person under the age of 16 years.

Later the same year, on November 26, she appeared at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court, where she was convicted of assault by beating.

Haastrup was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 compensation.

At the same hearing, she was also convicted of criminal damage to property under £5,000 and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge.

She was also ordered to pay £100 compensation and £60 costs.

NMC practice committee panels hold hearings to decide whether a nurse or midwife’s fitness to practise is impaired.

If a panel decides that is was, it can impose a severe sanctions.

The hearing will take place in London on August 30.

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