Former Barchester nurse charged with alleged neglect following resident’s death

A former nurse at Barchester’s Overslade House in Rugby has been charged by police for alleged neglect following the death of a resident.

Catalina Ferchiu, 54, of Poole Close, was charged after the death of the resident who was admitted to hospital on 23 February with chest and upper limb injuries.

A Warwickshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers investigating unexplained injuries to an 87-year-old woman who was a resident at Overslade Care Home in Overslade Lane, Rugby, have charged a former senior nurse manager from the home.

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“The woman was taken to hospital with her injuries on 2 February 2018. She died in hospital on 23 February 2018.”

Ms Ferchiu was charged with ill treatment or wilful neglect of an individual. She will appear at Warwick Magistrates Court on 13 March.

A Barchester spokesperson said. “We offer our condolences to the family of our resident. The nurse involved was immediately suspended following these allegations and then dismissed after an internal investigation took place.

“We supported the police throughout their investigation and would like to reassure everyone of our commitment to those residing at Overslade House. The health and wellbeing of our residents and staff is at the forefront of everything we do and we are committed to supporting the authorities as this case progresses.”

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