Crawford & Anor v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 138

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: criminal offences in the workplace

This case involved two employee nurses who had allegations made against them (and two others) in respect of the treatment of an elderly dementia patient, JE. It had been alleged that they had tied JE to a chair using a sheet wrapped around his upper body and that the chair was tied, using two sheets, to a table. The employees were suspended and the trust determined that an investigation should take place. The investigation found that the chair had been tied to the table and that attempts had been made to secure the patient to his chair with a sheet. The report did not state that that attempt had been successful. It was recommended that the incident be dealt with under the trust's

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This article is correct at 24/02/2012

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