Shocking moment callous carer is caught red-handed stealing from vulnerable ...
Speaking after the case, the 85-year-old's son, Robert Smith told the Express and Star : 'She was devastated and it has affected her health.
'It's absolutely disgusting. It had happened a couple of times before at the end of last year, so I set up the camera on New Year's Day,' said Robert Smith, Mrs Nicholson's son.
'I knew that we would catch the person but the video is still shocking.
'You are supposed to put your trust in carers but then one does something like this, and it destroys that trust.
'I hope she gets a severe sentence for what she has done. In total I think she took something close to £200 over three occasions.
'The video was taken first thing in the morning while the other carer was getting my mum out of bed.'
The court heard how Brooks said she needed the money to pay for Christmas presents when she committed the theft on January 6.
NHS staff who dare to speak out will still not be protected, says report
A report into the NHS’s shocking treatment of whistleblowers was yesterday branded a ‘whitewash’ that will do nothing to protect staff who raise concerns.
The long-awaited findings warned of a culture of ‘fear, bullying and ostracisation’ within the health service that punished doctors and nurses who dared speak out.
But whistleblowers whose careers have been ruined after issuing warnings over patient care were furious that among the 20 recommendations were no sanctions against bosses who bullied staff or made them sign gagging orders.
There is also growing unease about a key clause in the report which strongly urges whistleblowers not to speak to the Press – advising staff instead to talk to journalists only as a ‘last resort’ to avoid causing ‘considerable distress.’
One measure even includes a full-time ‘whistleblowing guardian’ at every hospital and Trust to whom staff could go with their concerns.