London nursing home bungled hiring of killer nurse Wettlaufer: Ex-manager

Jonathan Sher, The London Free Press

Meadow Park Nursing Home in London should not have hired Elizabeth Wettlaufer without checking with her supervisor at the Woodstock home that fired her, a key official told a public inquiry Wednesday. Melanie Smith worked at Meadow Park directly under care director Heather Nicholas, who hired Wettlaufer knowing she had been fired by Caressant Care and without speaking to either of the nurse’s supervisors at that facility — relying instead on those selected by Wettlaufer as references. Under those circumstances, said Smith, who would go on to leapfrog her former boss Nicholas to become administrator, a nursing home should speak to an immediate supervisor before committing to the hire.

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