Brixham whistleblower nurse: “My four years of hell’

SHARMILA CHOWDHURY

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 23, 2015

Andy Styles

Vasanta Suddock

 

A BRIXHAM nurse has won a four and a half year battle to clear her name after blowing the whistle on a Torquay nursing home.In a unique ‘David and Goliath’ court case, 48-year-old Vasanta Suddock represented herself in the High Court and won her appeal against the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Ms Suddock faced being struck off in July this year after a number of charges of professional misconduct against her were proved.

But she has successfully appealed in London’s High Court and the NMC panel’s decision has been thrown out.

She was also cleared by the Independent Safeguarding Authority and by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Speaking after her name was cleared, Ms Suddock said for the last four and half years life has been a nightmare for her.

She said: “This has affected my whole life…

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