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Ashbourne House care staff in Rochdale 'snatch' patients' dolls

Two care workers have been suspended after appearing to taunt dementia patients in Rochdale.

It is alleged they snatched comfort dolls, used as a sensory aid for residents at Ashbourne House in Middleton, and then photographed the dolls in a variety of positions, such as in a pot on a stove and in a washing machine.

These pictures were sent to the Manchester Evening News, which brought the matter to the attention of the nursing home's owners.

  • 25 Jan 2016