A care home worker is to stand trial accused of "wilfully neglecting" an 82-year-old patient by "using a vacuum cleaner to hoover spilt food from his body".
Ann Marie Davidson is alleged to have ill-treated James Greig at Pitkerro Care Centre in Dundee between November 1 and December 7, 2011.
She is charged with slapping him on the hand, using an unclean razor to shave him and placing him in a scalding hot shower without checking the water temperature, causing a reddening of his skin.
It is further alleged that she used a vacuum cleaner to hoover spilt foodstuffs from his body.
Davidson, 53, denies the charge under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
Michael Short, defending, told Dundee Sheriff Court: "She pleads not guilty. It is a serious matter where aged and vulnerable witnesses may be involved."
Gillian Sim, prosecuting, said: "I ask that intermediate and trial diets be set. The Crown intends to cite seven witnesses although I can't see any that are vulnerable in any way."
Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist set trial for October 23 and ordered Davidson to attend a pre-trial hearing earlier that month.
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