Charge Detail Summary

File Number: Nur17/410P
Practitioner: Ms E

Hearing Start Date:

Hearing End Date:



Hearing Town/City: Auckland

Hearing Location:

The Tauwaka Room, Novotel Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland commencing at 10.00 am


Executiver Officer: Debra Gainey (04) 381 6816

Charge Characteristics:

Perverting the law of justice

Willfully preventing a witness from testifying

(Not Established)

Legislation – breach of Crimes Act 1961

Additional Orders:

Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted interim suppression of name and identifying features


Name Suppression to Practitioner

Practitioner granted permanent name suppression


Name Suppression to Witness/s and/or Family of parties

Practitioner's daughters granted permanent name suppression and suppression of the name of country of origin


Appeal Order:


Full Decision 966Nur17410P.pdf

Appeal Decision:

Precis of Decision:


At a hearing held 22 March 2018, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal considered a charge laid by the Professional Conduct Committee, against Ms E (the Nurse).

The charge alleged that the Nurse had been convicted of wilfully attempting to pervert the course of justice by preventing a witness from testifying in a criminal trial.

The Nurse defended the charge.


The Tribunal found that in this matter the conviction did not reflect adversely on the Nurse's fitness to practise as a nurse.

The Tribunal noted that the Nurse had acted primarily as a concerned mother and sought to protect her daughter from the traumatic incident she had experienced, as well as reported trauma from a court room process.

The charge was not established and the charge was dismissed.