Byline: Helen Sturdy
A cancer patient with just hours to live was left in a critical condition when a North Yorkshire nurse failed to spot crucial post-operative symptoms.
A professional conduct hearing was told Gillian Simpson also took painkillers from Northallerton's Friarage Hospital for her own use.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council heard how the 40-year-old did not get help for her 68-year-old patient when he began passing dangerously low levels of urine following surgery on a broken arm.
The patient eventually suffered renal failure from a massive fluid overload after she failed to call for help during a night shift on Allen Ward, an …