The owner of several Connecticut nursing homes is calling for a criminal probe after union workers staged a mass walkout earlier this month, allegedly vandalizing and sabotaging the health care facilities in the process. Among the allegations is that the workers, supposedly disgruntled over protracted labor talks, switched around the IDs of Alzheimer’s patients.
The alleged sabotage, which also purportedly included tampering with medication records and removing patient identification bands, occurred in three of the company’s five Connecticut facilities in the overnight hours before the July 3 strike, according to police reports and the complaint HealthBridge Management filed Thursday with the Chief State’s Attorney office…
… ‘It’s especially heinous to do it to somebody with Alzheimer’s,” said a HealthBridge spokesman, adding that dietary information also was compromised…’
As reported by the Daily Caller:
At the Newington Health Care Center, in Newington, Conn., police reported that ‘several items were discovered missing,’ including six handles used to operate patient lifts for individuals with mobility problems. Several stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs were also reported missing….
… ‘Also, dietary blue stickers affixed to the door name tags were removed,’ the report continued. A source with knowledge of HealthBridge’s operations told The DC that those stickers identify residents that have dysphagia, or trouble swallowing. Those patients have special dietary restrictions to prevent them from choking….’
Democrats Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen who has since recused himself from the case fully stand behind SEIU who is accusing the nursing homes of “inhumane and unlawful actions” not towards the patients but towards the SEIU workers for refusing to meet their demands.
In reality, the SEIU union workers fit the bill of “inhumane and unlawful actions” based on their callous and potentially deadly actions of sabotage, which placed the lives of patients at risk.
Every one of these union thugs deserves to be terminated for these despicable actions. Doing so would immediately improve the safety factor for the patients at these nursing homes. H/t BREITBART.