Nurse struck off after patient died while having sex with her

A nurse who disregarded advice to call for an ambulance when a patient died while in her car has been removed from the nursing register.

Penelope Williams engaged in a year-long sexual relationship with the man, known as Patient A, despite being aware that he was her patient at Wrexham’s Spire Hospital in Wales.

The man’s cause of death in January 2022 was attributed to “heart failure and chronic kidney disease triggered by a medical episode.”

Patient A regularly received treatment at the Betsi Cadwaladr health board, where Mrs Williams worked as a general nurse in a renal unit.

On the night of his demise, Mrs Williams went to a colleague’s house before meeting Patient A.

Shortly before midnight, she called her colleague, distraught and in tears, seeking help as she tried to convey that someone had passed away.

The colleague advised her to call for an ambulance, and upon their arrival, they discovered Patient A partially dressed and unresponsive in his car parked at the hospital.

They promptly called emergency services (999) requesting the police and ambulance services, which Mrs Williams had neglected to do.

Patient A was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

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