Central Middlesex Hospital nurse suspended amid claims of patient mistreatment and physical threats

Iskra Aleksieva worked at Central Middlesex Hospital

Iskra Aleksieva worked at Central Middlesex Hospital - Credit: Archant

A nurse at Central Middlesex Hospital has been suspended following allegations that she mistreated patients and was rude to her colleagues including making physical threats to one.

The claims have been made against Iskra Aleksieva when she worked in the Abbey Suite Ward at the hospital in Acton Lane, Harlesden, between November 2011 and July 2013.

She has been placed on an interim suspension order lasting 18 months by the Nursing and Midwifery Council while they investigate the claims against her.

Ms Aleksieva is claimed to have inappropriately administered chest compressions to an unknown patient on Boxing Day 2011, failed to change another one’s wet bedding in January 2012 and the following month she is claimed to have ignored appropriate infection control practice by leaving a wound dressing trolley unattended and using sterilised dressing without washing her hands.

She also allegedly left a patient who required supervision alone and failed to neither observe/assess their condition nor inform staff about the treatment they needed at the end of her shift.

In January last year, Ms Aleksieva is claimed to have removed compression bandages wrongly from an unknown patient by doing so while their leg was in an elevated position.

She also allegedly threatened one colleague with violence, and was rude to two others.

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Her interim suspension will be reviewed within the next six months and every three months after that while the misconduct claims are investigated.

Ms Aleksieva could be suspended or banned from working as a nurse if the claims are proven.