22 Oct 2020

Nurse's registration cancelled after racist remarks

From Midday Report, 12:14 pm on 22 October 2020

The registration of New Plymouth nurse, Deborah Kathryn Hugill - more commonly known as Debbie Newport - has been cancelled for the next two years after posts she made on social media were found to be racist and offensive.

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The New Zealand Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered two charges against her conduct, including comments she made on the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's Facebook Page accusing Maori nurses of being lazy, dishonest and unprofessional.

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui has been looking at the tribunal's report and spoke to Māni Dunlop.