Nurse accused of racially abusing care home resident

A NURSE is facing charges she referred to an elderly resident as a "n****r" while working at an elderly care home.

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Rachel Buckland is facing five charges of misconduct while employed at Berelands House Care Home in Prestwick, Ayr.

She is alleged to have said, "Me white, her n****r" or words to that effect with reference to and/or in the presence of Resident A.

The home, run by Amore Care, offers residential, nursing and dementia care for the elderly.

The nurse is also accused of a catalogue of care failures including talking breaks when she was required to check on residents and leaving a medication trolley unnattended on one or more occasions.

The incidents are said to have happened between June 2010 and June 2012.

A spokeswoman for the home said it would issue a statement after the case was concluded.

caroline.wilson@eveningtimes.co.uk

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