A devastated family from Worcester are having to come to terms with the death of their elderly and wheelchair-bound mother who reportedly passed away after being left outside in the cold by staff at a Ceres nursing home.
According to News24, staff at the nursing home apparently took the woman outside on Saturday evening to have a cigarette. While her exact age is unknown, it has been reported that she’s in her eighties.
Western Cape police confirmed the reports and stated that they were called to the Ceres home for seniors around 07:54am on Sunday where they found her in a wheelchair.
It appears the staff forgot about her and she ended up spending the entire night outside.
The events surrounding the woman’s death are currently being investigated and an autopsy is being conducted to determine what exactly caused her death.