Former Wick care home nurse struck off

A woman who abused and mistreated elderly residents at a care home where she worked has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

A panel found Rosalind Mackintosh guilty of six charges of bullying residents at Seaview House Care Home in Wick. She denied the charges.

The abuse occurred between August 2008 and February 2010.

The panel heard Ms Mackintosh grabbed care home residents by the neck, swore at them and refused to wash them.

One patient who used a frame as an aid for walking fell over after Ms Mackintosh told her to walk without it.

The panel’s chairman, Kevin Walters, said the panel members were satisfied there was evidence of a consistent pattern of grossly inappropriate conduct by Ms Mackintosh over a prolonged period of time.

He said she had shown no compassion or concern for the residents or their families and no remorse for her actions.

The panel found Ms Mackintosh guilty on six charges of bullying residents. Her name will now be removed from the nursing register.

She was dismissed by the care home operator Barchester Care in September 2010.