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STRUCK OFF: Omolayo Abayomi failed "to accept responsibility for her role in the events by the registrant"

A NURSE has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) after it emerged that a baby suffered a heart attack while she begged for Jesus to help her, a panel heard.

Omolayo Abayomi, 51, began calling on the Almighty when the child, who suffered from a chronic lung disease, turned blue and stopped breathing in his cot at home.

The 51-year-old was eventually silenced by the boy’s mother, who was left to resuscitate her lifeless child while his father dialed 999.

Abayomi was found guilty of a string of charges by the Nursing and Midwifery Council at a hearing in central London.

Ms Abayomi’s lawyer Sydney Topping said her behaviour was down to a ‘bad day in the office’

“I would suggest that on April 8 the registrant had a bad day at the office. It was no worse than that. She has bounced back since then,' he said.

The hearing also heard how another child, who required around the clock care, was left “abandoned” by Ms Abayomi.

The parents say they were woken by a knock on their bedroom door at 5am on April 8, 2007, to find their son lying lifeless after suffering respiratory cardiac arrest.

“While Mrs A was trying to resuscitate the child, Mr A called 999,' said Miss Dirmikis from the NMC.

“She panicked and at one stage even summoned divine intervention, calling for Jesus,” she added.

“The nurse was constantly saying 'Jesus help him' and waving her arms around,” said the mother of the boy, referred to as child A.

“'I can't change what's happened to my son, I know I did the best for him but the nurse just completely abandoned her duty,” she said.

Abayomi says the mother pushed her away and refused to let her help and denied calling out for Jesus.

The panel heard Patient A, now aged five, made a full recovery from the incident but is still totally dependent on others for his care.

Striking Abayomi off, panel chair John Williams said: “This was a failure to accept responsibility for her role in the events by the registrant.

“She has shown a lack of empathy with the parents of the child and there has been no admission or apology, and therefore no insight.

“This failure is incompatible with her continuing to be a registered nurse,'” he said.

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