Court told care worker ripped out a residentÂ¹s fingernails
A care worker at a Liverpool nursing home ripped out a frail pensioner’s finger nails. Lisa Fitzpatrick, 22, was found guilty of assaulting Peggy Barr, 85, when she was in the 46-bed Alder Grange dual registered home in West Derby. Liverpool Crown Court heard how Mrs Barr was found whimpering in the lounge with four of her nails removed. Sentencing was adjourned so that psychiatric reports could be prepared. After the hearing Mrs BarrÂ¹s daughter Doreen Hengler said all the staff at the nursing home had looked after her mother well. “She never had a bad word to say about anybody until this happened,Â¹ Ms Hengler said.