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Male nurse struck off register for sexual contact with psychiatric patient

Graham Browne was also found to have had an inappropriate relationship with a young girl in a service for victims of trauma.

A MALE NURSE has been struck off the register for having inappropriate relationships with two females who were under his care.

Graham Stuart Browne had sexual contact with a patient at a child and adolescent psychiatric service he worked at in 2008 and 2009.

A fitness to practice committee inquiry found Browne furnished information he knew to be false and inaccurate to the patient’s child psychologist and clinical nurse specialist when asked about his relationship with her and her child.

In 2010, Browne then took up a job as a child care worker at a facility for young people with “complex emotional and behavioural needs stemming from traumatic events in their lives”.

Here he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a girl, described as a “vulnerable resident”, under his care.

He was spoken to by a superior on two occasions about this relationship and told to end it in 2011 but the inappropriate contact continued.

In a statement today, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland said Browne was found guilty of “very serious and repeated episodes of professional misconduct”. The High Court has ordered his name be removed from the register for nurses and midwives.

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