NAB officials remove elderly St John woman from home
Authorities of the National Assistance Board (NAB) stepped in this morning and removed 76-year-old Harriet Codrington from her Massiah Street, St John home .
Codrington, who is blind, was relocated to the Geriatric Hospital.
Back in May, the NAB had investigated reports that the elderly woman was being abused by her caretaker.
However, NAB chairman Senator Dr David Durant had concluded at the time that there was no real evidence of abuse, after the elderly woman was thoroughly examined by NAB registered nurse Esther Bend.
However, the NAB agreed to provide home care personnel to prepare meals and take care of Codrington.
Barbados TODAY understands NAB officials moved in today after repeated attempts by caregivers to enter the house were unsuccessful.
The authorities discovered a frail-looking Codrington alone at the house and a decision was taken to move her to the Government run elderly care facility on Beckles Road, St Michael.