MELBOURNE — Two nurses who dragged an elderly woman’s cold, lifeless body from a nursing home fountain in a bid to cover up her drowning death have been given a slap on the wrist. Unbelievable!
The nurses, Lea SANCHEZ and Catherine CONDON, will be back at work after the pair were found to have covered-up the woman’s death from her family, police, doctors and other staff.
The nursing home is ARCARE HAMPSTEAD Aged Care Facility in Maidstone, V8km west of Melbourne’s CBD.
The conduct of the nurses is not professional misconduct — it is criminal. Interfering with a corpse is criminal behaviour.
This matter being heard at VCAT, instead of a criminal court, is what is wrong with our health and medical regulatory system.