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Bupa care home worker is jailed over patient abuse

Published 10/10/2015

A senior Bupa care home assistant who abused vulnerable dementia sufferers by dragging and pushing them - treating one
A senior Bupa care home assistant who abused vulnerable dementia sufferers by dragging and pushing them - treating one "like a rag doll" - has been sentenced to 15 months in prison

A senior Bupa care home assistant who abused vulnerable dementia sufferers by dragging and pushing them - treating one "like a rag doll" - has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

Pamela Wolfenden (54), who despite having a public order conviction had been allowed to work at Bupa's Mill View care home in Bridgeman Street, Great Lever, Bolton, "humiliated" her residents and "abused the trust" of their families.

Wolfenden, of St Helen's Road, Bolton, was found guilty of seven counts of ill-treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity.

Speaking after the sentencing at Bolton Crown Court yesterday, the daughter of one of Wolfenden's victims said she had hoped for a longer sentence.

Karen Potter added it was "disgusting" that Wolfenden had been allowed to work for Bupa.

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