Malta. A 78-year-old resident at St Vincent de Paul home for the elderly was taken to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment following an altercation with a carer, which resulted in grievous injuries.
The carer has been suspended from work by the home management after the abuse, the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity.
Sources told The Malta Independent that the argument took place in the Fatima Ward, with a carer employed at the residence hitting the elderly man after having an argumen with him.
The ministry said that the home administration immediately launched an inquiry and referred the matter to the police.
The carer has been suspended until the police complete their investigation. The ministry said that the home takes such cases seriously and took all the necessary steps to safeguard the security of the residents.
The police confirmed to The Malta Independent that an investigation is underway.
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