Two British caregivers in a private hospital were caught on tape abusing a man who suffers from brain damage.
In the video, Rita Page, 68, and Lynette Crook, 33, are seen hitting the young man’s legs and swearing at him as they change his sheets, the Mirror reports.
“You won’t beat us, b******. There’s this very fine line between abuse and neglect. Don’t you dare be sick on me, boy. Don’t you dare, you dirty, scummy boy,” Page says.
“Better not think about being sick on me, lad. I don’t do sick so stop it, scummy lad,” Crook adds.
The footage was recorded in 2012 on a camera hidden by the patient’s family. The private hospital, Priory Highbank Centre in Greater Manchester, costs £3,000, or almost $5,000, a week.
Page and Crook were suspended from their duties when police saw the footage. They will likely face jail time after pleading guilty to several charges, according to the Guardian. Page is looking at two counts of using abusive language and slapping the patient's leg during a struggle, and Crook is facing three charges of jabbing the patient in the torso and head with a pen while he was asleep, using abusive language and slapping his leg while taking his blood pressure.
The victim suffers from brain damage stemming from an accident when he was young.
A Priory Highbank spokesman called the misconduct “an isolated incident.”
“We deeply regret the unacceptable actions of these two members of staff both of whom had over 10 years’ service and previously unblemished records,” he said in a statement.