A woman who worked at a care home in Hayes has been handed a suspended sentence after assaulting one of the elderly people in her care.
Susan Reed assaulted 93-year-old Everline Gardiner while working at Kingsley Court Care Home in April last year.
She had denied assault by beating but after being found guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court earlier in the year, the 39-year-old was handed a suspended prison sentence and community service on February 11.
Julie Bignell, the registered manager at the nursing home in Uxbridge Road, said: “We have got our whistleblowing procedures in place that work very well and we have a zero tolerance of any type of abuse to vulnerable adults.”
Mrs Gardiner, a great-grandmother, died on June 5, a month after turning 94. Her death was not related to the assault.
Reed, from Bishops Road, in Hayes, received a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months. She was also handed a 12-month supervision order and must carry out 150 hours community service. She must pay an £80 victim surcharge and £300 costs.