Fraserburgh care worker faces misconduct charges

ST MODANS CARE HOME IN FRASERBURGH.(DUNCAN BROWN)
ST MODANS CARE HOME IN FRASERBURGH.(DUNCAN BROWN)

A Fraserburgh care worker faces being thrown out of her profession when she goes before the SSSC’s Misconduct Sub-committee this week.

Barbara Milne will face three separate charges before the Scottish Social Services Council relating to incidents in 2014 - including failing to lift a patient after they fell out of bed.

While working for St Modans Care Home as a Care Assistant it is alleged that Ms Milne failed to activate an emergency buzzer when her patient, known as AA, fell from their bed on December 5 2014.

The charge also states that Ms Milne failed to lift AA from the floor with her colleague, failed to report the incident to a senior member of staff and lied about the fall.

The SSSC’s charge says that in doing so Ms Milne acted dishonestly, failed to follow policies on moving and handling and placed AA at risk of harm.

Ms Milne was dismissed from her post four days later on December 9 and faces another charge for failing to inform the SSSC that her employment had been terminated.

A third charge has also been levelled at Ms Milne where it is alleged that on June 15 and December 5 2014 she “repeatedly failed to provide assistance to colleagues who were moving service users”, and in November 2014 she, “failed to wear personal protective equipment whilst caring for service users”.

The charge indicates that in doing so Ms Milne placed service users at risk of harm.

In 2014 St Modans was ordered by inspectors to make vast improvement and to address “serious” and “significant” concerns.