Sid James bum-groper ‘slapped’ by care worker
A NURSE slapped a patient, likened to Sid James from the Carry On films, after he touched her thigh, a tribunal heard.
The patient was wheelchair-bound but tried to pinch care assistants’ bottoms at his care home.
Unit manager Caroline Muhone, 54, took offence when the man fondled her leg and allegedly slapped him across the cheek.
Care assistant Kirsty Wells told the hearing the patient had been tugging Muhone’s tunic at the The White Lodge Care Home, Swindon.
He then touched the top of her right thigh.
Miss Wells said: “She took a step back from him, raised her arm, and with an open hand slapped him.
“It made a crack-like sound and the whole room fell silent.
“I was in shock – so much so that my mouth dropped.”
Another assistant, Victoria Sheppard, said the patient was often grumpy, adding: “He was a bit of a Sid James character and would try and pinch your bum.”
Muhone denies misconduct at the central London hearing.
If found guilty, she could be struck off the nursing register.