A Swiss nurse is under investigation after she posted pictures of herself on Facebook next to a dead elderly woman.
The woman’s pictures were revealed on Friday by 20 Minuten newspaper, which included an image of the nurse laughing and smiling by a dead woman, who apparently died in a care home. She also made some disturbing comments.
The newspaper did not reveal the faces of the woman or the deceased.
A national nurses’ federation said it was “shocked and saddened” by the nurse from Saint Gallen.
Prosecutors said they were conducting a criminal investigation into the nurse, whose name has not been released.
Upon inspecting her Facebook page further, authorities found she had posted Satanist imagery, including a picture of her standing in front of an ambulance, on a motorbike, in sado-masochist poses.
The Saint Gallen’s nurses’ federation said the case highlights greater concerns about the Swiss healthcare sector.
“To be able to prevent the repeat of such a case, there is a desperate need for an active professional register and attractive working conditions to counteract the acute shortage of staff,” they said.
“Whether this was a qualified nurse, a professional carer or a simple assistant, it is clear that people like this should not be in the health sector.”