The Daily Telegraph

Carer avoids prison after mocking dying patient

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A care worker who filmed a distressed and dying patient on her mobile phone and sent the videos to her boyfriend has been spared jail.

Lacey Deans could be heard laughing and mocking the 80-year-old man in the three days leading up to his death at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, Kent, on Nov 19 2019.

Judge Julian Smith told the 31-yearold, who was fired from her job, that she had “robbed an extremely vulnerable man of his dignity in his final hours”. He handed her a six-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months at Maidstone Crown Court.

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