A CARE WORKER has been found guilty of mistreating an elderly woman at a Dalgety Bay home.

The victim, who suffered from dementia and has since died, was a resident at the Henderson House care home.

Pauline Wilson also shouted and made abusive comments to other residents, calling them “fat” and “disgusting”.

Wilson, 56, of Harbour Place, Dalgety Bay, went on trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court and was found guilty of the two charges she faced.

On two occasions between January 1 and December 31, 2019, at Henderson House, Link Road, Dalgety Bay, she ill-treated or wilfully neglected a woman by intentionally spraying water in her face, causing unnecessary discomfort.

She was also convicted of a charge that on the same dates, on various occasions she shouted, swore and made derogatory and offensive comments.

Meredith Cottingham, 27, who worked at the home at the time through an agency, said she saw Wilson deliberately spraying the water directly into the woman’s face as she was being showered.

She claimed she had reported the matter to the manager but nothing was done.

The trial also heard evidence that Wilson had made abusive comments to other residents, calling them “fat”, “greedy”, “disgusting” and shouting “shut up” to one.

The court heard that Wilson’s employment at the home had been terminated following an internal investigation.

Sheriff Wylie Robertson called for reports and Wilson will be sentenced on February 9.