[Euro]10k for Sacked Carer Accused of Abuse by Patient; Complaint Made Using Eye Movements

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[Euro]10k for Sacked Carer Accused of Abuse by Patient; Complaint Made Using Eye Movements


Byline: Gordon Deegan

A CARE worker was sacked after a patient who couldn't speak used eye movements to allege she had abused him.

The patient was able to indicate 'yes' or 'no' to a series of questions when quizzed by investigators who concluded the care worker, who cared for him for 17 years, often swore and directed derogatory names at him.

Through his eye movements, the patient alleged the carer was sometimes rough while assisting him to eat or get ready for bed, and he indicated he felt pain when handled by her.

The investigation team for the health provider concluded, on the balance of probabilities, that the allegations made by the client were indicative of abuse, including physical abuse, psychological abuse and/or neglect. The alleged abuse surfaced when the service manager, a safeguarding manager, and a quality manager met with the patient on June 20, 2016 to enquire if he had any concerns he wished to raise. Using eye movements he indicated he had issues with some staff members and became anxious when the care worker's name was read to him. The carer - who strongly rejected all allegations against her - was dismissed for gross misconduct after the health care provider concluded its trust in her was irreparably breached.

The worker sued for unfair dismissal and the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found she was unfairly dismissed Worked with client for 17 years and ordered the healthcare provider to pay her [euro]10,000. …

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