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Australian care facility accused of not safeguarding drugs, vetting killer nurse

August 1, 2017

Statements of claim have been lodged against a Hunter Valley, NSW, nursing home on behalf of the families of two residents, alleging negligence after they were murdered by a nurse, according to an article on the ABC News website.

A Wallsend Summit Care nurse is currently serving a maximum 40 years jail after being found guilty of murdering two patients using lethal shots of insulin.

The nurse had been dismissed from other nursing homes, according to trial testimony. Insulin storage issues was also a focus of the claim. Testimony claimed there was lax security on exit doors and medicine fridges at the nursing home.

It was alleged that in one designated fridge, dips, milk and other food stuff were stored next to insulin.

Read the article.



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