A Hull city councillor who works as an adult nurse has been temporarily suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and the Labour party, after his fitness to practise was called into question.
Steven Bayes, who works in a role based at Hull Royal Infirmary, is facing an unspecified allegation of misconduct.
“The NMC’s case examiners are yet to decide whether there is a case to answer”
He was issued with an interim suspension order by the NMC at a hearing in December while the case is investigated further.
“The NMC’s case examiners are yet to decide whether there is a case to answer in relation to the allegation made against you,” said the NMC investigating committee’s determination.
The interim suspension order was imposed for 18 months at the hearing in London on 6 December, which was attended by Mr Bayes and his legal counsel.
It will be reviewed within six months and every three months after that.
Mr Bayes has been registered as an adult nurse for 32 years, having joined the register in September 1984.
Hull city councillor suspended from practising as nurse
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Hull Royal Infirmary, confirmed Mr Bayes was not at work at the moment.
“We can confirm that Mr Bayes is currently not at work and we are unable to comment any further due to this being a confidential employment matter,” said a trust spokesman.
As a local councillor, Mr Bayes represents Orchard Park and Greenwood ward in Hull and was until recently a member of the council cabinet.
He was suspended by the Labour Party in October, but the reasons for his suspension have not been disclosed. He no longer holds the council cabinet post.
LGC’s sister title Nursing Times has contacted Mr Bayes for comment but he is yet to respond.