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Nurse ignores patient bleeding from head because she was on her break

By Mason White 8:46 AM November 30, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A nurse is being investigated after she allegedly ignored a patient who was bleeding from the head because she was on her break at the time, a court in the United Kingdom heard.

Paramedics who responded to the scene at the Wheatfield Court Care Home, filed a complaint against Minimol Chacko, who refused to help them care for the patient.

According to investigators, Chacko was on her break when another nurse found the patient lying on the floor of his room and bleeding from the head.

Chacko refused to help the nurse because she was on her scheduled break. Chacko did not make herself available to answer the inquiries of paramedics who arrived at the scene.

Chacko also ignored a rash on the patient’s stomach. Chacko is also accused of failing to help a patient suffering from bedsores.

Chacko denied all the allegations.