Care home workers sacked after posting dancing pictures on Facebook

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TWO care home staff have been sacked after an “inappropriate” photo was posted on the website Facebook.

The pair got into trouble at privately-run Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton, near Keighley, over a mobile phone image of one of them dancing in a resident’s room while the resident was present.

One of the workers posted the image on the social networking site.

The pair were suspended during the investigation and have now been dismissed.

Gill Sangster, operations manager at Czajka Care Group, which runs the home, said: “We can confirm that an isolated incident occurred at Currergate Nursing Home in which two staff behaved inappropriately in a resident’s room while the resident was present. The incident consisted of one staff member dancing in the room while the other staff member recorded this image on a mobile phone.

“The resident was present in the room when this happened. The staff member then posted the image on a social networking site. This has now been removed.

“I can confirm that as a result of the investigation both staff have been dismissed.”

Bradford Council and the Care Quality Commission have been informed.

Ms Sangster added: “Our residents’ safety and well being is our highest priority and we will not tolerate such behaviour from staff.

“We have apologised to the resident and their family who were affected by this incident.”

She apologised to all residents and families “for any anxiety or distress caused”.

Bradford Council said it was aware of the incident.