It is alleged that the nurse, who has worked at five other hospitals in the province, may have committed the same crime at the other institutions.
The Health Department has confirmed it has launched an investigation into the matter.
Spokesperson Noluthando Nkosi said the hospital’s management was in the process of reporting the matter to the SA Nursing Council following the nurse’s resignation from the hospital on August22.
“The department is concerned by these allegations and views them in an extremely serious light. Although the nurse implicated in this matter has resigned, the hospital management will be reporting this matter to the SA Nursing Council for further investigation,” she said.