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November 19, 2008

Elder Abuse: Carer Exonerated of Shouting at Resident (Scotland)

Shouting charge against care home nurse not proven

17 November 2008

CHARGES against a nurse accused of twice shouting aggressively at a patient suffering from dementia have been found not proven.

Luisa Smith, 58, was said to have taken away the care home resident's emergency alarm and replaced it with a pressure mat.

When the resident complained about the removal of the buzzer, colleagues of Mrs Smith claimed they heard the nurse shout at the resident for a full four minutes.

The alleged incident happened at Braeside House in Edinburgh in January 2006, and as a consequence of the complaint Mrs Smith was sacked from her position.

"The panel have considered the working relationships within the home and have found there was an undercurrent of rumour within the home. "The panel has not been convinced the charges have been proved.

Abridged
SOURCE: Edinburgh Evening News
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