Cherry Hospital worker fired after further review – Raleigh News and Observer Politics –

An employee of a state mental hospital in Goldsboro was fired this week for placing a pillow over the face of a patient strapped in restraints.

Kevin Dunn, who had worked at Cherry Hospital as a health care technician for less than two years, said the patient was spitting on him when he placed the pillow over the patient for a few seconds. Dunn said he had not been trained what to do in that situation and that it’s unfair for him to lose his job.

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