Nurse who stole 25 face masks suspended for 12 months by tribunal 

Experienced nurse supervisor Selvarani Burwood asked students to help her steal the PPE: tribunal.
Selvarani Burwood. Photo: Westpix/Jackson Flindell.

A nurse who manipulated nursing students into helping her steal 25 face masks and a handful of wipes for her overseas trip has been banned for 12 months and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs. 

Although Selvarani Burwood was unlikely to reoffend, the penalty was needed to deter other health practitioners from stealing hospital supplies, the WA State Administrative Tribunal said last Friday.