A top executive at the Woodstock nursing home, which employed serial killer and former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, has told the public inquiry into long-term care – ”she fooled everybody”.
Caressant Care’s vice-president of human resources made the remark during questioning by a lawyer for the Ontario Nurses’ Association.
Wanda Sanginesi said when they were finally considering firing Wettlaufer, the home was hamstrung by parts of the collective agreement and that if Wettlaufer was not in a union, she would have been fired a lot sooner.
The lawyer for the ONA argued the long-term care home had information about Wettlaufer’s poor performance, her obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar condition, that it did not share with the union.
The inquiry was set up after Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder and is set to last until September.