Abuse with tomato sauce brings fine

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A care assistant at a Scottish nursing home abused a senile dementia patient by putting tomato sauce on her ice cream, a court heard. Eleanor Fullerton, 57, a care assistant at Whitecraigs Grampian nursing home in Newton Meams pleaded guilty to abuse charges when she appeared before Glasgow Sheriff Court. She was fined £400. Fullerton had earlier been cleared of other abuse charges at the home. She told the court that she was deeply ashamed of her behaviour. Fining her, Sheriff Jack McGowan said: “What you did was inexcusable. Putting tomato sauce on the ice cream was a bizarre thing to do.”

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