A disgraced nurse who was struck off for refusing to confess a 22-year-old girl to a psychological well being unit earlier than she killed has been pictured.

Paddy McKee was proven strolling down the road in a 2015 picture, only a yr after Sally Mays took her personal life in Hull.

In the meantime it emerged immediately McKee mentioned ‘depart her, she’s going to faint earlier than she dies’ earlier than he kicked her out of the ability.

He allegedly made the remark because the affected person – who had psychological well being points – tried to strangle herself when she was refused admission.

Ms Mays killed herself at residence in Hull in July 2014 after being refused a spot at Miranda Home in Hull by McKee and one other nurse.

Regardless of her being a suicide danger, they’d not give her a spot on the hospital after a 14-minute evaluation.

Her dad and mom Angela and Andy have fought for a number of years for enhancements to be made and classes to be learnt from her dying.

Paddy McKee (pictured) was shown walking down the street in a 2015 image, just a year after Sally Mays took her own life in Hull

Paddy McKee (pictured) was proven strolling down the road in a 2015 picture, only a yr after Sally Mays took her personal life in Hull

McKee lost his job after failing to admit Sally Mays (pictured) to Miranda House in Hull before she took her life at home

McKee misplaced his job after failing to confess Sally Mays (pictured) to Miranda Home in Hull earlier than she took her life at residence

She took her own life in July 2014 after two nurses from Humber NHS Foundation Trust's crisis team refused to admit her to hospital. Pictured: Miranda House

She took her personal life in July 2014 after two nurses from Humber NHS Basis Belief’s disaster workforce refused to confess her to hospital. Pictured: Miranda Home

McKee was this month struck off following a Health to Follow listening to performed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

He was employed within the disaster service of the Humber NHS Basis Belief on the time he handled Ms Mays.

After a 12-day listening to, all 30 fees in opposition to McKee had been proved together with six aggravating components whereas all mitigation was dismissed.

The report by the NMC was this week printed and condemned McKee, saying ‘he handled her in a approach that lacked primary kindness and compassion’.

The NMC discovered his actions to refuse Ms Mays’ admission had contributed to her dying.

The 30 fees proved in opposition to Paddy McKee over the dying of Sally Mays:

  • Not perform an ample medical / gatekeeping evaluation in that Mckee didn’t determine whether or not he or Colleague 1 would lead the evaluation
  • He didn’t contemplate, sufficiently or in any respect social circumstances; psychological components; medical points; psychological well being evaluation; recognition of modifications since final seen; figuring out and exploring areas of medical danger; security and protecting components locally
  • He didn’t absolutely consider that [Sally’s] care plan offered for short-term admissions
  • He didn’t absolutely consider [Sally’s] two care coordinators and psychotherapist had been recommending short-term admission and their causes
  • He didn’t consider [Sally] had described eager to a self-harm and had achieved son earlier within the day.
  • The choice care plan to admission he recognized didn’t adequately shield [Sally].
  • He didn’t search a second opinion from a psychiatrist Didn’t additional danger assess [Sally] when she banged her head in opposition to a wall after the preliminary medical/gatekeeping evaluation.
  • Mentioned ‘depart her, she’ll faint earlier than she dies’ or phrases to that impact when [Sally] had self-harmed
  • When the police attended Miranda Home he phrases to the impact of ‘she is only a member of the general public now’ and ‘she has been assessed and we would like her out of the constructing’.
  • Raised his voice to the police.
  • His choice to refuse admission contributed to [Sally’s] dying.


McKee didn’t attend the listening to and refused to have interaction with the course of. It isn’t clear at this stage whether or not he’ll enchantment.

However the report was vastly vital of him and made it clear his actions contributed to her dying.

The report says: ‘The panel decided that regardless of considerations raised by medical professionals about Affected person A’s elevated danger of deadly self-harm or suicide on July 25, 2014, Mr McKee deviated from Affected person A’s care plan and refused admission for a short-term in affected person keep.

‘The panel thought-about that, whereas there have been different components that would have contributed to her dying, if Affected person A had been admitted into hospital, she wouldn’t have had entry to probably dangerous substances or materials. Moreover, she would have had obtained care and applicable help from professionals.

‘Having examined all the proof introduced to it, and having explicit regard to the professional proof, the panel was of the view that on the steadiness of possibilities, it was extra seemingly than not that if Affected person A was admitted on July 25, 2014 she wouldn’t have died on that day.

‘The panel discovered that Mr McKee’s choice to refuse the admission of Affected person A contributed to her dying and due to this fact discovered this cost proved.’

The panel defined how McKee ignored the opinions of different professions when deciding to show Ms Mays away.

The report says: ‘The panel discovered that Mr McKee demonstrated a flagrant disregard for required requirements in the course of the gateway evaluation and the medical opinions of the medical professionals immediately concerned in Affected person A’s care.

‘It additionally discovered that Mr McKee ignored the needs of Affected person A, who was clearly distressed.

‘The panel decided that Mr McKee’s actions when Affected person A self-harmed in his presence had been wholly inappropriate as he didn’t act in her greatest pursuits or act instantly to stop damage and to offer care.

‘Moreover, the panel discovered that regardless of alternatives arising the place an extra danger evaluation can be required throughout Affected person A’s time at Miranda Home, Mr McKee didn’t perform any additional assessments and continued to refuse admission.

‘The panel was of the view that Mr McKee appeared to have pre-determined that Affected person A wouldn’t be admitted and that even within the face of ‘crimson flags’ he didn’t reassess Affected person A and dismissed her requests for assist.’

Considerations had been additionally raised over McKee’s behaviour that night when questioned over his dealing with of Ms Mays.

The report says: ‘The panel thought-about that Mr McKee’s behaviour when he was challenged by individuals who had been merely making an attempt to behave in Affected person A’s greatest pursuits fell far beneath the requirements anticipated and raised some severe attitudinal considerations.

‘The panel was of the view that all the above was exacerbated by Mr McKee holding a place of authority, and as a Band 7 psychological well being nurse, he ought to have acted as a job mannequin to his colleagues.

‘The panel discovered that Mr McKee’s actions fell considerably wanting the conduct and requirements anticipated of a nurse and, each individually and collectively, had been severe sufficient to quantity to misconduct.’

An eight-day inquest in 2015 heard Ms Mays (pictured as a teenager) - who had emotionally unstable personality disorder - died from an overdose and mechanical asphyxia

An eight-day inquest in 2015 heard Ms Mays (pictured as a young person) – who had emotionally unstable persona dysfunction – died from an overdose and mechanical asphyxia

The panel decided Mr McKee’s actions and behavior introduced the career into disrepute.

The report says: ‘Mr McKee didn’t adhere to the requirements anticipated of a band 7 nurse, the panel discovered that he did not act in one of the best pursuits of Affected person A and he handled her in a approach that lacked primary kindness and compassion, and failed to think about her presenting issues and dangers.

‘Moreover, the panel discovered that Mr McKee demonstrated important attitudinal considerations in his behaviour in direction of different medical professionals and the police, it thought-about that this behaviour introduced the career into disrepute and breached basic tenets of the career.

‘The panel thought-about that Mr McKee is liable to behave in such a approach sooner or later.’ However the panel went even additional in its discovering, fearing McKee wouldn’t change his methods.

The report continues: ‘Having had regard to all the proof earlier than it, which included Mr McKee’s responses to the occasions which led to the fees in opposition to him, the panel decided that he has demonstrated an entirely insufficient stage of perception into his failings.

‘Moreover, the panel discovered that he doesn’t seem to recognise the gravity of the implications of his actions and omissions or exhibit any regret.

‘The panel due to this fact decided that the danger of repetition and the ensuing danger of hurt is excessive. The panel due to this fact determined {that a} discovering of impairment is critical on the grounds of public safety.’

The NMC additionally deemed McKee’s health to practise psychological well being nursing has additionally been impaired.

The report says: ‘As well as, in view of the seriousness and nature of this case, the panel concluded that public confidence within the career can be undermined if a discovering of impairment weren’t made on this case and due to this fact additionally discovered Mr McKee’s health to practise impaired on the grounds of public curiosity.’

Ms Mays mom Angela believes the household have lastly obtained some justice for her daughter.

She advised Hull Stay: ‘The imposition of the utmost sanction of a placing off order to make sure that McKee by no means practices once more is what we’ve sought over the previous seven years.

‘It’s important no different affected person suffers the abject psychological torture and cruelty he inflicted on Sally when she was begging for assist.

‘He afforded her no care, compassion, kindness or human dignity.

‘The sanction imposed by the NMC sends out an important message concerning the requirements of follow required of psychological well being professionals.

‘For us as a household, the previous 7.5 years have been completely harrowing.

‘We are going to by no means be capable to come to phrases with the main points of the unconscionable behaviour of these, so known as ‘professionals’ chargeable for Sally’s care and whose actions finally immediately contributed to her dying.’

An eight-day inquest in 2015 heard Ms Mays died from an overdose and mechanical asphyxia after Yorkshire Ambulance Service took 99 minutes to succeed in her.

The inquest heard Sally requested to be admitted to hospital as her psychological well being deteriorated in the previous couple of days of her life.

Three nurses from her neighborhood workforce and her psychotherapist beneficial a brief keep in hospital in keeping with her care plan.

However McKee and one other nurse refused to confess her after finishing up what Professor Paul Marks described as a ‘lamentable’ evaluation.

As an alternative, they known as police when she began banging her head off a wall and tried to strangle herself in her misery.

Officers knew she wanted to be in hospital to maintain her secure and had a ‘stand-up struggle’ with the nurses to influence them to alter their minds.

However they had been pressured to take Ms Mays residence when the nurses refused to rethink their choice.

Prof Marks mentioned to not admit Ms Mays constituted ‘neglect’ which bore ‘a direct causal relationship to her dying later that night’.

He mentioned had she been admitted following an preliminary evaluation she ‘would have survived and never died when she did’.

Coroner Prof Marks dominated in a 2015 inquest that the failure to confess her to hospital was neglect.

He mentioned: ‘For the avoidance of doubt, had Sally been admitted, she wouldn’t have died that day.’

The Humber NHS Basis Belief mentioned it can’t touch upon the NMC listening to end result.

However a spokesman mentioned: ‘We’re unable to touch upon the particular end result of the NMC listening to.

‘The Belief undertook its personal investigation on the time and has carried out important enhancements to its processes and technique since 2014, to scale back the probability of any related incidents occurring sooner or later.

‘Whereas we don’t touch upon particular person circumstances on account of confidentiality causes, this can be very essential to us that we talk immediately with these affected.’

In December final yr, the Excessive Court docket in London ordered a brand new inquest into Ms Mays’ dying after ‘new proof emerged’ though a date has but to be mounted.

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