Charged with mistreating patient

Court
Court

A twenty-nine-year-old woman is denying a charge that she ill-treated a mental health patient at a Portadown care home last 
year.

Diane White, whose address was given to the court as The Hamiltons, Armagh, is charged that on November 24 last year, being an 
officer on the staff or otherwise employed in a nursing home, namely Rosemount Care Home, ill-treated a 
male patient who at the time was receiving treatment 
for mental disorder as an in-patient in the 
home.

Last Friday at a sitting of Craigavon Magistrates Court her solicitor 
said that she would be contesting the matter.

The court was told there would be one defence witness and seven prosecution witnesses.

The case was adjourned until October 23 so 
that a date could be 
fixed for a contested 
hearing.