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Midwife facing misconduct: hearing adjourned
10:00am Thursday 27th December 2012 in News
THE case of a Hereford midwife facing a misconduct hearing has been adjourned.
Jill Morris was the subject of a four-day hearing in London looking into allegations that while working at Hereford County Hospital she told a mother in her care that her placenta “looked awful”.
Ms Morris was also alleged to have told the same woman that she “looked like she was on 40 cigarettes a day”.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing in London has adjourned the matter to a future date, yet to be fixed, after hearing evidence last week.
Other charges against her include giving a mother an overdose of Syntocinon, a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin, and that she allowed a student midwife to perform internal examinations on two women.
The allegations date between June 2005 and March 2007.
She is no longer employed at the County Hospital.