WW2 vet enters Retirement Home in Atlanta
89-year-old James Dempsey, a decorated World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia, entered an Atlanta Retirement Home because he could not cope by himself. He died in agony, unable to breathe despite all the resuscitation equipment being on-site, and seemingly, ignored and laughed at by the very people, members of staff; who were supposed to be trained and ready to support the people who were paying the bills.
The attorneys for the nursing home (yep, that is what they actually call the outfit where Dempsey died) attempted to seal the video, but 11Alive, a local TV station, fought the seal, and persuaded the judge that the public had a right to know who was putting themselves up as being helpful, trained and caring nursing staff.
Wanda Nuckles (Nursing Supervisor) stated that she commenced and continued C.P.R. but the hidden camera showed C.P.R. ceased after six compressions; and, while the so-called ‘trained staff’ attempted to get the oxygen machine operational, the other staff began laughing.
I wonder if James Dempsey found it funny?
Retired nursing professional Elaine Harris reviewed the footage and still cannot get over the horror of what she witnessed. “In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” said said. Harris went on to criticise the nursing staff, “claiming that the nurses failed to respond, assess and act- not to mention the failure to continuously perform CPR,”Popular Military went on.“That is absolutely inappropriate. You never stop compressions,” she concluded.