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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Nurse kicked out of the profession after he was jailed for raping a patient he was meant to be looking after in hospital

Nurse kicked out of the profession after he was jailed for raping a patient he was meant to be looking after in hospital

A mental health nurse who raped a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after drawing the curtains around her hospital bed has been kicked out of the profession following his 15-year jail sentence.


Mohamed Kamara, 48, pulled the curtains around the woman’s bed at Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, on May 15, 2017. He then tried to force-feed her sleeping pills before sexually abusing her.

After the rape, he forced her to have a shower and changed her bedsheets in a bid to get rid of any evidence. He also threatened her to try and stop her from calling the police. However, the victim told her daughter and Kamara was arrested before being jailed at Snaresbrook Crown Court in July 2018. He was also ordered to sign on the sex offenders’ register for life

Kamara had been assigned to the woman as one of a team of one-to-one mental health nurses providing 24-hour care because of the risk she posed.

On Wednesday, November 27, Kamara was struck from the nursing profession. 

Nursing and Midwifery Council panel chairman Paul Morris said: "Mr Kamara has been convicted of raping an extremely vulnerable patient in her hospital bed.
"The panel considered that not only was this a very serious criminal conviction, but that it also constituted a gross breach of trust and an abuse of his position.
"It considered that, due to the very serious nature of Mr Kamara’s conviction and the surrounding circumstances, the only sanction which would adequately protect the public and satisfy the public interest is a striking-off order.
"The panel decided that to take any other action in this case would undermine public confidence in the profession and the NMC as a regulatory body, and leave the public exposed to a future risk of harm.
"The panel therefore decided that the appropriate and proportionate sanction is a striking-off order."

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