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The for­mer man­ager of an Ash­ford care home has been banned from nurs­ing for a year over a string of racist com­ments. A hear­ing was told that He­lene Coet­zee voiced her dis­gust at el­derly res­i­dents be­ing helped to use the toi­let by black car­ers.

She also stunned col­leagues by say­ing: “I pride my­self on not hav­ing many for­eign­ers here.” And in an­other ex­am­ple of her ‘deep seated’ racial prej­u­dice she said: “I don’t want any more black nurses, there are al­ready enough in the home.”

Mrs Coet­zee made the com­ments when she was man­ager of Bupa’s £7 mil­lion flag­ship de­men­tia care home War­ren Lodge, which opened near Ash­ford’s Drovers round­about in May 2011.

War­ren Lodge Bupa de­men­tia home

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