The administrator of a Woodstock, Ont., nursing home the place nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer killed seven sufferers will testify again in the present day at a public inquiry into long-term care that started this week.
However it was cheaper to provide Wettlaufer warning after warning than it was to droop her with out pay, as a result of suspensions have been grieved by the Ontario Nurses Affiliation.
If the grievances have been profitable, Caressant Care would have been on the hook for again pay and probably damages, and the cash would have come out of a affected person care fund.
When Wettlaufer was finally fired, the union again stepped in and her termination was labeled a voluntary resignation. The nurse received a $2,000 settlement and a letter of reference. She went on to kill one other affected person.
On Thursday, Van Quethem will proceed her testimony and might be cross-examined by a few of the legal professionals representing 17 completely different events which have standing within the public inquiry proceedings, together with legal professionals for the victims’ households and for the union.
The Lengthy-Time period Care Properties Public Inquiry, established on Aug. 1, 2017, after Wettlaufer was sentenced to eight concurrent life phrases for the killings of eight individuals, is headed by Justice Eileen Gillese. It is set to listen to from 17 events over the 9 weeks.
The probe will study the components that allowed Wettlaufer to inject sufferers with overdoses of insulin whereas working at southwestern Ontario nursing houses and personal residences for almost a decade.