Hospital staff fired for assaulting patient

A hospital staff member was fired after a report into an alleged assault on an elderly patient, according to the Bermuda Hospitals Board.

A BHB spokeswoman confirmed that the matter was investigated last year and properly reported.

The spokeswoman said: “Bermuda Hospitals Board made a report of an incident between a staff member and patient in November to the Ageing and Disability Services department as is BHB’s statutory obligation.

“An internal investigation was also completed and the employee terminated. BHB deeply apologised to the CCU resident and his family.”

No other details about the incident were provided.

However, the spokeswoman said: “We remain greatly saddened that this happened to someone under our care and will do all that is necessary to safeguard the care and safety of our residents.”

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