09 Jun '11, 9pm

Video of patient being mistreated leads to nursing home being suspended from admitting new patients

SINGAPORE - The Nightingale nursing home along Braddell Road has been stopped from admitting new patients, after staff were found to have mistreated a resident there. The incident came to light after MediaCorp alerted the Health Ministry to a video - taken with a hidden camera at the patient's bedside - which a relative of the resident had sent. The video showed an elderly woman sitting next to the bed without any clothes, while the ceiling fan was going at full blast. After a while, a worker lifted the patient and threw her onto the bed. They even slapped the woman after she moaned in pain. The woman has been a resident of the home for the past four years. The nursing home, which is privately run, has disciplined the staff member involved, and put in place additional measures such as getting senior staff to visit the wards and check staff conduct, and holding regular meet...

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