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Nurse who saw woman, 22, self-harm and told colleague, 'leave her, she'll faint before she dies'

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A nurse who was struck off for refusing to admit a woman to a mental health unit before she killed herself said 'leave her, she will faint before she dies' before he kicked her out of the facility.

Paddy McKee allegedly made the comment as Sally Mays, 22 - who had mental health issues - tried to strangle herself when she was refused admission.

Ms Mays killed herself at home in Hull in July 2014 after being refused a place at Miranda House in Hull by McKee and another nurse.

Despite her being a suicide risk, they would not give her a place at the hospital after a 14-minute assessment.

Her parents Angela and Andy have fought for several years for improvements to be made and lessons to be learnt from her death.

McKee was this month struck off following a Fitness to Practice hearing conducted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The report by the NMC was this week published and condemned McKee, saying 'he treated her in a way that lacked basic kindness and compassion'.

The NMC found his actions to refuse Ms Mays' admission had contributed to her death.

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Source: Mail Online, 12 January 2022

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