Evening Telegraph

Council care worker ‘put resident at risk’ at Dundee home

Craigie House care home

A care home worker has been accused of placing a resident at risk and of making up records.

Carol Patterson will appear before a Scottish Social Services Council panel in Dundee later this month.

It is alleged Ms Patterson behaved inappropriately while working at Craigie House in Southampton Road.

Craigie House care home

In a notice of fitness to practise issued by the SSSC, it states: “It is alleged that while employed as a social care officer by Dundee City Council at Craigie House, you allegedly behaved inappropriately at work by placing a resident at risk of harm, failing to respect the dignity of residents, using derogatory language towards residents and you did not carry out moving and handling procedures in the correct way.

“You also allegedly made up records and behaved in- appropriately towards colleagues relating to record keeping.

“It is alleged that your actions impair your fitness to practise because of your misconduct.”

The fitness to practise panel will decide if the allegation is proven, whether Ms Patterson is fit to practise and if a sanction should be placed on her registration.

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The SSSC says a worker is fit to practise if they meet the standards of character, conduct and competence necessary for them to do their job safely and effectively, with particular regard to the code of practice for social service workers and the code of practice for employers of social service workers.

The hearing will begin on Tuesday next week and is scheduled for several days.

Residential care home Craigie House has 44 single en-suite rooms, 34 of which are permanent and 10 are respite. It caters for both long and short stays.

Ms Patterson couldn’t be reached before the Tele went to press.