‘House of Horrors’ matron is struck off

A care home manager who kept patients malnourished and soaked in urine has been thrown out of the profession. Patricia Parker was the matron at the Laurel Bank Nursing Home, Holmfield, Halifax, where elderly vulnerable patients were starved or made to eat food they hated. She also failed to ensure that safety regulations were met and that her staff had all the necessary training. The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee heard on 21 February how one patient…

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