Over the past few days, there have been several news reports which have resulted in serious concerns amongst our
nurses, patients and members of the public. The news reports refer to an incident which occurred on 14 December 2016
where one of our nurses was sexually assaulted in her patient’s home by the patient’s husband.
These reports stated that our nurse continued to remain in the patient’s house after the incident occurred because we were allegedly concerned about fulfilling our contractual obligations to the patient. We wish to clarify that this allegation is untrue. The safety of our nurses have and will always remain our first priority.
As soon as we were notified of the sexual assault against our nurse, instructions were given to the nurse to leave the patient’s home immediately. We also contacted the police immediately after our nurse notified us of the incident and we have since continued to assist in their investigations.
We have sought legal advice on this matter and we had written to the news agencies to request for an amendment to their reports to reflect the abovementioned clarification. Regrettably, the news agencies have declined to do so as they claim that the articles were based on information presented in court.
We wish to assure our nurses, patients and concerned members of the public that we have always done and will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the safety of our nurses who work so tirelessly for the wellbeing of our patients.
From the Management of medXcess