Fylkeslegen in the county of Møre and Romsdal was last notified by a next of kin that the weakest and oldest on the Kringsjå nursing home in Preston not got to get up on the days because no one had time to help them, reports NRK.
After fylkeslegen investigated the case was the conclusion that the municipality has broken the law on several points and that several residents were in danger of becoming malnourished because they were not given enough food. The carer also had several times notified that they have not had time to get given drugs.
– Such events, we shall have something of, emphasizes the eldreminister Åse Michaelsen (Frp) to NRK. She is happy that fylkeslegen now react.
According to the report, each employee should have notified about serious deviations 46 times in four months. In 44 of these cases, no action was taken.
Fylkeslegen believe the municipality has violated multiple laws and regulations, and has low staffing levels. Among other things, to two employees have had primary responsibility for ten highly dependent patients on the weekends.
- We experience it as very irresponsible, " says fylkeslege Karin Müller Mikaelsen.
is Also patient and brukerombud Runar Finvåg is shaken.
- It is rare that we have seen as extensive a failure as this report reveals, he says.
Municipality even want to comment on the case to NRK before the deadline to respond to the county goes out 15. February.