Tribunal delays suspension of ICU nurse because of COVID-19 'staffing issues'

It suspended her for six months for accessing medical records without authorisation

An ICU nurse who was suspended after snooping through dozens of medical records can keep working for another 60 days because of the COVID-19 crisis despite a real risk she will reoffend, a tribunal has ruled.

Medical records

At the urging of her husband, the nurse accessed the records at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle of his ex-partner and children to give him an advantage in Family Court proceedings.

She was sacked in 2019 and subsequently plead guilty in the Local Court to