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A nurse has been sacked and faces being struck off the medical register after a misconduct panel found her guilty of verbally and physically abusing dementia patients at a care home in York.
The nursing and midwifery council found that Christina Cooper carried out the abuse in 2009. You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
The owners of a care home in York where a nurse was found guilty of abuse charges have condemned the actions and behaviour of their former employee Christina Cooper.
Cooper was found guilty of ten out of twelve abuse charges, including branding a patient "an animal" and shoving a patient's soiled sheet in his face.
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution has issued the following statement:
A nurse who was found guilty of abuse charges at a North Yorkshire care home has been sacked by her employers.
Christina Cooper appeared at a hearing today where she was found guilty of ten charges of verbal and physical abuse towards the residents of the Viking Wing of Connaught Care Home in Fulford.
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Fund, which runs the York care home, has condemned the nurse's actions.
The hearing heard that Cooper branded dementia patients 'disgusting' for soiling their bedding and had threatened to strangle a woman with a scarf.
Charges of physical and verbal abuse have been proved against a nurse from York.
Christine Cooper appeared in front of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in London today where 10 of the 12 charges were found proved.
Cooper worked at the Connaught Care home in York.
A hearing will take place at a later date to decide if she is still fit to practice as a nurse.
A hearing into abuse allegations against nurse Christina Cooper is continuing into a third day.
She denies claims that she physically and verbally abused residents at the Connaught Care home in York.
A nurse accused of physically and verbally abusing dementia patients at a North Yorkshire care home is waiting to hear if she'll be struck off.
Christina Cooper denies the allegations and returned to London today for what's expected to be the final part of her hearing for alleged misconduct.
The panel at the Nursing and Midwifery Council has now finished listening to submissions in the case.