FATALITY INQUIRY – DAY II – NOVEMBER 29/05 EDMONTON COURT HOUSE – JENNIE NELSON SCALDINGHome > Blog > FATALITY INQUIRY – DAY II – NOVEMBER 29/05 EDMONTON COURT HOUSE – JENNIE NELSON SCALDING
Ninety year old Jennie Nelson died at the University Hospital from
burns suffered at the Jubilee Lodge Nursing Home while being bathed,
2nd degree burns from her waist to her feet.
Skin was peeling from her knees to her feet and blood was oozing from
It was most troubling to hear.
A caregiver (personal care aide) informed the Inquiry that she placed
the helpless Jennie Nelson in a sling and dipped her twice
in a century tub of (hot) water, which time did Jennie Nelson obtain
the horrific, fatal burns?
The ambulance report stated that she was flailing wildly when placed
in the ambulance about an hour after the initial bath.
Was Jennie Nelson flailing wildly after being lowered for the first
time into the water or later on?
Rumour has it that she was placed in the tub and that caregivers/
caregiver left, leaving her alone, suspended in the tub.
It was clear during the hearing, that the caregivers had not informed
themselves as to the equipment which they were using
or demonstrated great concern, care or compasssion for their helpless
The excuse was that they had received no instruction as to the proper
use of the equipment and that they were given virtually no
leadership or supervision from professional staff.