Redditch care home worker told he will never work in caring profession again


A care home worker from Devon, has been told he will never work in any caring profession again after he pushed and slapped an 84-year old resident with dementia.

Alexsander Machhnicki, a carer at Primley Court home in Paignton, now run by Optima Care, has been convicted on two counts of ill treatment at Exeter Crown Court for incidents where he lost his temper with the resident.

The court heard that Mr Machhnicki on one occasion cuffed the lady on the back of her head as he was taking her back to her room.

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He also pushed her back into her chair by her head and slapped her on another occasion.

He was fined £750 in costs, and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid community work by Recorder Mr Paul Dunkels, QC, who told him: “This was a momentary loss of patience towards a woman who clearly exhibited challenging behaviour. Patience is one of the qualities needed at all times by people undertaking this sort of work.

“That is why it is so serious to lose your patience and react aggressively. No doubt these offences were committed in moments of frustration.

“Her behaviour may have been challenging, but she is entitled to be treated with respect, patience and sensitivity by those responsible for her care. You will never work in any caring profession again.”


The author Rob Corder

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