Danish nursing home employee beaten by resident

Drunk occupant struck the woman in the face with his fist

A female employee of a nursing home in Struer was attacked and beaten by a 61-year-old male resident of the facility last night.

Mid and West Jutland police reported that the man was drunk at the time of the attack and was later arrested.

Grethe Nielsen, the head of the Holstebro branch of the social and health section of the trade union FOA  said that there are too few employees taking care of residents at care facilities.

“We can not say it often enough,” she told DR Nyheder.

Not enough help
According to Nielsen, the woman that was attacked was working with just two other colleagues to cover four floors at the nursing home.

“That is almost like working alone,” she said. “It is extremely worrying.”

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The Bøgelund facility in Struer is made up of 40 two-bedroom apartments on four floors.