Nurse Who Threw Disabled Man On To Bed Struck Off

A senior nurse has been described as a risk to patients and permanently struck from the register following a catalogue of complaints.

Scott Armstrong, 39, was found guilty of four charges, including the rough treatment of one disabled patient and stealing money from another.

In the most disturbing incident, the burly former bouncer threw a Down’s Syndrome patient onto a bed and threatened to make him wear a nappy.

Despite denying all the charges, Mr Armstrong did not attend the two-day hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Conduct and Competence Committee, which ended in Edinburgh yesterday

Mr Armstrong, from Falkirk, was working at Gartnavel General Hospital (Glasgow) when the incidents took place between January and April 2005.

Kathryn McLean, chairwoman of the committee, said: “Mr Armstrong seriously compromised [patients’] safety and well-being. He is a continuing risk to patients’ safety, therefore striking [him] off is the only option.”