LIFE spiralled out of control after the marriage breakdown of a Central Coast woman who has been deregistered as a nurse after working in the field for 31 years.
Evidence before the Health Care Complaints Commission reveals that the woman turned to alcohol when she separated from her husband in 2007.
Things came to a head on May 22 when, smelling strongly of alcohol, she assaulted her former husband and their daughter, kicking and punching the man, and punching the 12-year-old in the face when she tried to intervene.
Later that year she was convicted of drink driving on her way to collect her children from school.
She was arrested on December 20 after returning her son to her former husband's house while affected by alcohol, contravening an apprehended domestic violence order taken out against her. Rather than going into rehab for her use of alcohol, she spent three weeks in jail over the 2007 Christmas period.
In June, 2009, she breached the order again, going to her former husband's house and throwing a bottle of wine at him when he called police, and then throwing a concrete statue through the glass of the front door. She later breached the order on several more occasions, including by sending intimidating texts to her former husband's new partner.
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Other evidence of misconduct included allegations that she was drunk at work and breached numerous good behaviour bonds.
The woman, who worked variously in medical practices, at private hospitals and aged care facilities on the Central Coast, was later fired from Gosford Hospital in 2017 because she did not have a valid Working With Children check surfaced.
In January 2019 she provided false national police check certificates to two different employers, later telling her psychologist she had not wanted to bring up her criminal past with her new employers.
In a decision handed down earlier this month, the Commission found the woman guilty of professional misconduct, cancelling her nurse's registration and prohibiting her from applying for a review for 12 months.
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