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Nurse struck off after he’s convicted of sex assault on colleague

Updated: Jul 11, 2023


By Andrew Madden - Belfast Telegraph - 05.07.2023 - [IRELAND] - [Isaac Mugisa] A nurse in Northern Ireland has been struck off after being convicted of sexually assaulting a colleague. Isaac Mugisa worked for care home provider Healthcare Ireland Group.


On 27 May 2021 Mr Mugisa was convicted at Newry and Mourne Magistrates Court

following a trial for sexually assaulting a female colleague on 11 February 2021. Mr

Mugisa was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He was also

placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 5 years. Mr Mugisa attended a probationary review meeting with his employer on 12 February 2021 where his employment was terminated due to him showing limited insight into his actions and a limited understanding of the NMC Code and the HIG’s policy on bullying and harassment.


Mr Mugisa subsequently applied to join the permanent Register as an overseas applicant but did not declare the reasons he was removed from the NMC’s temporary Register. His application to join the permanent Register was approved on 9 May 2021.


If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, you can contact Dignity4Patients, whose helpline is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm.

 
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