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Nurses face allegations over patient's death at Aberdeen care home

Two nurses at an Aberdeen care home are facing allegations of dishonesty over the death of an elderly patient.

Charge nurse Faye Wilson and staff nurse Ma Jenny Quinto, who work at the Beach Court home, have been accused of misconduct.

They will go before the Nursing and Midwifery Council on 9 January.

Ms Wilson is alleged to have told the patient's daughter he "didn't look well" - when in fact she believed or even knew he had already died.

She is also alleged to have failed to adequately assess his condition or keep proper records.

Ms Quinto is also accused of failing to accurately assess the unnamed man's condition or properly record where he died, and of acting unprofessionally by arguing with Faye Wilson in front of family members.

The pair also face further charges relating to the care of another patient, while Ms Wilson is also charged with failing to take action to treat pressure sores on a third resident.

All the charges relate to a period from May to June 2009 at Beach Court, which is run by Four Seasons Health Care.

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