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Cleared care home nurse criticises standards at Deer Park View Centre, Teddington
A Teddington care home nurse cleared of stamping on a patient’s foot has spoken of the shoddy conditions in the care home.
Carobina Guerin, who worked at Deer Park View Care Centre in Teddington, was cleared of touching a resident’s nose and stamping on their foot at a hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on March 4 and 5.
Mrs Guerin, who has worked as a nurse for 45 years, was a team leader for a group of healthcare assistants at the home, which cared for people with dementia.
She told the hearing that sometimes residents were npt cleaned or fed and she would pick staff up on these things.
She said: “I am doing my work properly. Sometimes I would feel the residents are dirty and I feel dirty.”
It was alleged Mrs Guerin behaved badly towards a resident in the unit when she saw the patient was crying.
Mrs Guerin said: “It is a normal thing in a dementia unit for something to happen like this. I held her hands and asked her why she was crying.”
She was cleared of all the allegations and the NMC ruled her fitness to practice was not impaired.