A former worker at a Four Seasons care home has been accused of abusing an elderly person suffering with dementia and has been issued with workplace restrictions.
The employee was working at Cameron House Care Home in Elton and is being investigated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, following a suspension from working at the home.
It is understood that the investigation relates to allegations of the worker abusing a resident. Reportedly, a resident asked to go to the toilet during a staff meeting and was allegedly told it wasn’t a matter of life or death.
Describing the alleged incident to The Bury Times, a member of staff said: “This lady came to the door, she came to the door and wanted to go to the toilet. She [the care worker] told her to go away. In the end she said is it a matter of life and death? She said are you going to die if you don’t go to the toilet. She said well go to your room or I’ll lock you in it.”
A spokesman for Four Seasons Health Care, which manages Cameron House, told The Bury Times: “After a resident said that she had been handled roughly, although was unable to be clear about when this occurred, and a member of the home’s staff reported that nurse Trushna Tailor had spoken inappropriately to another resident, she was suspended from duty and the company notified the authorities and supported enquiries, so leading to the NMC hearing.
“She no longer works in any of the company’s care homes. We have an active whistle blowing policy that encourages residents, their relatives and our staff to raise any concerns they may have about any aspect of care or conduct and these are always followed up and the appropriate authorities notified.”
Cameron House’s latest CQC inspection last month rated it as Requires Improvement overall.