Tuesday 6 December 2016

Shocking footage of nursing home worker appearing to attempt to suffocate 87-year-old

Published 25/07/2016 | 11:38

Photo: ABC730
Photo: ABC730

Distressing scenes of a nursing home staff member appearing to attempt to suffocate an 87-year-old patient will tonight be aired on an Australian current affairs program.

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A trailer for the show features a woman, Noeleen, who claims the worker started forcing a spoon up the back of her elderly father's throat during feeding time.

The woman, who installed a secret camera in her father's room after she had concerns about his treatment, broke down in tears when she said: "Dad started to retaliate".

She claimed the worker took her dad's serviette and "put it over his mouth and nose."

She said she had wanted to either confirm or relieve her suspicions by placing the secret camera in her father's room.

"I wasn't prepared for what I saw," she said.

The shocking footage was captured via a secret camera for ABC show 7.30 Weeknights..

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