A NURSE who dragged an 88-year-old woman by the ankles along a corridor in a Glasgow hospital has been struck off by industry regulators.

A relative of another elderly patient saw Steven Campbell carrying out the shocking assault at Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

The woman later phoned the care commission to note her concern and was advised to contact the health board.

She described how she saw the male nurse pulling the woman along the floor “by her feet” into a room. She was lying on her back.

Campbell was issued with four months community service and a restriction of liberty order in January 2019 at Glasgow Sheriff Court after pleading guilty to the assault.


Gartnavel hospital nurse pulled dementia patient, 88, along floor by legs

And he has now been told he will never work as a nurse again after his case was brought before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The regulator said Campbell had not provided “any reasonable explanation” for his abusive actions and had shown no remorse.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said Campbell was suspended immediately when the incident came to light and dismissed after an inquiry.

The NMC said in a statement: “The panel had particular regard to the seriousness of Mr Campbell’s actions which resulted in him being convicted for assaulting a patient whilst at work.

“That patient depended upon and placed trust in Mr Campbell to protect her and safeguard her best interests. In the panel’s view, Mr Campbell failed to do this.”


Nurse convicted of pulling dementia patient by ankles

“As a result, there remained the potential that other residents could be placed at unwarranted risk of harm.”

A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “When we became aware of the allegations against Steven Campbell, he was immediately suspended and an investigation was launched. Following the disciplinary process Mr Campbell was dismissed and the case was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.”