Care home manager suspended over video scandal


A care home manager has been suspended following the emergence last week of two videos appearing to show an elderly man being mocked by a carer.

Tina Bardsley, manager of Cathedral Nursing Home in Lincoln, is believed to have filmed the videos in May 2018 (see Second shocking video of ‘abuse’ emerges from Lincoln care home), Lincolnshire Live has reported.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: “A woman attended a voluntary police interview earlier last week.

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“No one has been arrested and our investigation is ongoing.”

The videos appear to show a woman asking an elderly man if he had gay tendencies and threatening to take away his walking stick away and put him in a frilly dress.

Current operator, St Philips Care, which took over the home five months after the footage is believed to have been filmed said it had only been informed of the incidents two weeks ago following a complaint from a member of staff.

The provider said it had suspended Ms Bardsley immediately and notified the authorities.

It added: “St Philips Care is a long established and well regarded care provider in Lincoln taking over Cathedral Care Centre in October last year.

“Whilst we understand the allegations relate to a period prior to our ownership, we are fully committed to support everyone living at the home.

“We will work tirelessly with the authorities to ensure that our residents remain safe and to achieve the right outcome for all involved.”


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