Former colleagues at public inquiry recount work life with nurse Wettlaufer


    She used unsterile gear to deal with a affected person. 

    She used inappropriate language with co-workers and residents of the nursing dwelling the place she labored. 

    She took nice curiosity in palliative care instances and was overheard whispering “it is OK to die” to an aged affected person. That prompted one co-worker to name her an “angel of dying.”  

    Former colleagues of Woodstock, Ont., nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer are recounting what it was prefer to work with the lady who finally confessed to killing eight sufferers in her care, and attempting to kill or hurt six others. 

    They did not know she was on a killing spree. 

    They’re testifying at the public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario. 

    Former colleagues and executives have additionally informed the inquiry that Wettlaufer was lazy and generally extra all for chatting with different nurses and private assist staff than in doing her job as a registered nurse at Caressant Care in Woodstock. 

    However she would additionally herald treats for the residents and appeared usually blissful. In a public inquiry into the crimes of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, testimony revealed a nursing colleague as soon as referred to as Wettlaufer ‘an Angel of Demise.’ 1:52

    The Lengthy-Time period Care Properties Public Inquiry, established on Aug. 1, 2017, after Wettlaufer was sentenced to eight concurrent life phrases, is headed by Justice Eileen Gillese. It started hearings in St. Thomas on June 5 into how Wettlaufer’s crimes went undetected for thus lengthy. 

    Wettlaufer’s killing spree started in 2007 and continued till 2016, when she lastly confessed to a psychiatrist and a social employee. Till then, her employers, police and Ontario’s licensing physique for nurses had no thought eight sufferers had been murdered and 6 extra poisoned — all with injections of huge doses of insulin.

    The public inquiry has heard from Wettlaufer’s two former bosses and a fellow registered nurse at Caressant Care in addition to from the president of Lifeugard Homecare, an company that hires out nurses. Wettlaufer labored there after leaving Meadow Park in London. 

    On Thursday, that witness is predicted to wrap up her testimony. After that, the Caressant Care dwelling will hear from one other nurse who labored with Wettlaufer at Caressant Care.



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