A former aged care nurse has been charged over an alleged string of assaults that are believed to have occurred at an aged care facility in the suburb of Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west.

The accused who has not yet been named is a 56-year-old woman who had worked for 10 years as a nurse at the facility where the assaults are alleged to have taken place.

Police allege that the woman eight residents including six men with ages ranging from 79 to 95-years-old, and two women aged 53 and 86.

It is believed that all of these assaults occurred between the months of February and October last year and the aged care facility has since terminated the woman’s employment.

The accused woman was arrested yesterday morning at a home in the NSW suburb of Yagoona before being taken to Bankstown Police Station where she was charged with eight counts of common assault.

The woman was formally granted conditional bail and will appear before Burwood Local Court on Wednesday 18 March 2020.

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