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Shocking footage shows carers dancing in nappies to mock patients

Nursing home staff face suspension for making fun of their elderly patients by dressing up in nappies and dancing in a video posted on TikTok.

The clip from Gillibrand Hall Nursing Home in Chorley, Lancashire, shows an employee posing in a reclining chair while boyband Westlife’s hit ballad You Raise Me Up is played.

Workers at the dementia care facility are also seen dancing with cushions that have face masks strapped around them.

A spokesperson for Century Healthcare Management, which runs the Grade II-listed £600-a-week care home, apologised for the footage.

They said: ‘We agree that this is totally inappropriate and wrong. We are appalled at what these staff members have chosen to do and we are already taking the appropriate action including investigation and suspension of staff.’

The care home continued: ‘We take this matter extremely seriously and do not condone these actions.

‘We have been liaising with families where necessary. Our operations manager is speaking directly with our Care Quality Commission inspector.

‘Senior management and directors will be interviewing the relevant staff this week before any final decisions are made. With our sincerest apologies.’

The clip was widely shared on TikTok, but it is understood that the account it was listed under has now been deleted.

The care home, which provides nursing, dementia and respite care for people aged over 65, was rated as good in March by the CQC, which said it had suitably trained and qualified staff.

The CQC, which regulates care homes, has been approached for comment about the video footage.

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