Care worker cleared

A CARE home worker has been cleared of making a racist comment to a resident.

Loading Comments
Share
Print

Rachel Buckland was accused of using the N-word when referring to a resident while working at Berelands Care Home in Prestwick.

However in a hearing by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the panel was extremely critical of the quality of the investigation by the home, describing it as "extremely poor".

They said important information had not been accurately recorded.

The NMC was told that at no time was Ms Buckland given the opportunity to comment on the minutes or sign them to confirm their accuracy.

The nurse alleges the accusation was a "witch hunt" by colleagues.

Local government

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

166431

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

The art of keeping fit with breakfast in bed

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Games news:

Sussed in the city

Michelle McManus

Why I'm ruled out of the One Hit Wonder gang

Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.