19 May 2011

Former nurse struck off register

11:06 pm on 19 May 2011

A former nurse who went to prison for indecencies committed against a boy in a public hospital has been removed from the nurses' register.

The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal also censured and fined Tauranga man Te Mahara Ruhe in a decision released on Wednesday.

The offences occurred at Tauranga Hospital on three occasions in 1984 and 1985.

Ruhe was convicted in 2008, but has not worked as a nurse since 1988.

The tribunal says it has removed Ruhe from the register of enrolled nurses and fined him $1500 in costs.