Brithdir Nursing Home in New Tredegar has come under fire for its poor standard of care. Employees face allegations of misconduct and poor care at the nursing home, and one employee, Susan Greening, was witnessed changing an MRSA patient’s catheter without wearing protective clothing or washing her hands after she had finished. Ms Greening and five other nurses face allegations related to poor care at the nursing home between 2004 and 2006. The nursing home was investigated as part of Gwent Police’s £11.6m Operation Jasmine, and was one of six care facilities investigated.
Alison Price, a former CSIW inspector, commented on Susan Greening’s lack of care when treating an MRSA patient. “It should be second nature to protect yourself and fellow service users. We expect carers to perform really well when they are being observed by an inspector, you might expect them to perform a little less well when we are not around, which makes me think that this behaviour was the norm.”
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Putting a family member into a care home is a difficult, heart wrenching decision, which is usually only made when there is no other option. We spend a lot of time researching and choosing the right care home and rely on the staff and management at the home to look after our loved ones. So hearing about a poor standard of care and negligent staff members mistreating patients is shocking. If someone you love has been on the receiving end of poor care, you naturally want to protect them, and you may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries or illness, which could help pay for their future care. Negligence in care homes can lead to serious illness and injury amongst elderly people who are already sick and vulnerable and should always be taken seriously.
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Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown