Archive for the 'care workers' Category

Damages awarded for woman scalded in bath – The Independent

“A disabled woman suffered appalling burns when careworkers lowering her into a scalding bath mistook her distress for an epileptic fit, the High Court heard today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care workers use glove puppet to bully elderly women – BBC News

“Two care home workers have been given suspended jail sentences for using a Green Goblin glove puppet to bully elderly women.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carer jailed for defrauding Worcester man of £300,000 – BBC News

“A carer who defrauded an elderly man of about £300,000 has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Broadmoor carer admits having sex with rapist patient – BBC News

“A 31-year-old care worker at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital in Berkshire has admitted having sex with a mentally-ill patient.”

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BBC News, 13th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cheshire carer jailed for abusing dementia patients – BBC News

“A woman who abused elderly people with dementia at the care home where she worked has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council – WLR Daily

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council [2009] UKHL 27; [2009] WLR (D) 165

“A care worker who was injured when using a defective wheelchair ramp at a client’s home had not been using equipment ‘used by an employee at work’ so as to make her local authority employer, who was aware of the ramp but did not own it, strictly liable under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bed blaze killer jailed for life – BBC News

“A care assistant who murdered a 79-year-old dementia patient at a Cheshire care home by setting fire to her bed has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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