Nightingale Nursing Home and three others fined
The nursing home accused of mistreating an elderly resident has been fined a total of $26,000 dollars.
In the first-of-its-kind case, Nightingale Nursing Home was fined $15,000 dollars for failing to provide optimal quality care to former resident, Madam Peh Siew Lay.
Operations at Nightingale Nursing Home were suspended in April last year.
This, after its staff were caught on a video mistreating 77-year-old Madam Peh.
Their act was secretly filmed by Mdm Peh's son.
In the video, Madam Peh was seen flung onto a bed and slapped by staff of the nursing home.
During sentencing today, District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim said the incident did not last for a long time.
She noted that there were no injuries and described it as a one-off case.
But she pointed out that it was inexcusable and unacceptable to mistreat Madam Peh, who deserves the full protection of the law.
Nightingale Nursing Home was also fined $11,000 dollars for illegal deployment and making false declaration to the Manpower Ministry.
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