Winnipeg health-care aide fired for poor treatment of patients

Rough treatment, insubordination why employee lost job
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/11/2017

After a series of complaints from co-workers and patients at a Winnipeg hospital, a health-care aide was terminated from his position.

Riccardo Patane had worked at the Seven Oaks Hospital since 2004, and after missing time due to a disability, he returned to full-time status on Feb. 8, 2016, in the family-medicine unit on the night shift.

On May 1, Gemma Elomina worked as the charge nurse on the unit and supervised Patane that night. At around 2:20 a.m., she testified a patient had requested assistance four times since 1 a.m., and she directed Patane to attend and help the patient to use the washroom.