|Divine intervention: Nurse Omolayo Abayomi |
asked Jesus for help as a baby in
her care suffered a heart attack
A nurse who threw her hands into the air and begged for Jesus to help as a baby suffered a heart attack has been thrown out of the profession. Omolayo Abayomi 'panicked' when the child, who suffered from a chronic lung disease, turned blue and stopped breathing in his cot at home.
The 51-year-old called for divine intervention more than 20 times before the vulnerable boy's mother told her to 'shut up'. 'The nurse was constantly saying "Jesus help him" and waving her arms around,' a hearing was told.
The nurse 'provided wholly inadequate care' by leaving the frantic mother to resuscitate her lifeless son, while the father dialled 999. Abayomi was found guilty of a string of charges by the Nursing and Midwifery Council at a hearing in central London.
Sydney Topping, for Abayomi, insisted his client's behaviour had represented no more than a 'bad day at the office' and urged the panel to let her off with a caution.
'Once in a while you have a bad day at the office,' he said. 'I would suggest that on April 8 the registrant had a bad day at the office. It was no worse than that. She has bounced back since then.'
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