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Support worker struck off

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Support worker struck off thumbnailThe Brook Care Home in Coleraine.

A SHAMED support worker has been struck off following a string of incidents including flashing at elderly dementia patients at The Brook, Coleraine.
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council made a 'Removal Order' against Barbara-Anne Moore over her behaviour at The Brook.
A Notice of Decision by the Council's Fitness to Practice Committee shows they found as 'proved' eight of nine allegations made against the dementia support worker.
The incidents catalogued include a claim that she "unzipped your tunic and deliberately exposed your bra to Tenant A and Tenant D".
A further claim is that Moore "cupped" her breasts in the presence of Tenant B and that, on a separate occasion, she "exposed" her bare buttocks to colleagues.
The Committee also heard evidence of an incident in which she "lifted up your tunic, exposed your midriff and did pelvic thrusts in front of Tenant B."
The hearing was told Moore had "placed a hairbrush in Tenant E's mouth and made a comment of a sexual nature" and that, in a separate incident, she "commented on size of Tenant A's genitals in the presence of Tenant A and staff."
The Brook is a 'supported living scheme operated by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust', according to the Council, which cares for patients with various forms of dementia.
Hearing
A three-day hearing last month, which Moore did not attend, heard evidence from a number of witnesses including fellow dementia support workers at the centre.

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