Aged care nurse’s handbag stolen as she lay dying after terrible car smash

Kay Shaylor, a 62-year-old aged care nurse from Umina Beach on the NSW Central Coast, devoted her life to helping others, but it failed to prevent two lowlifes robbing her as she was trapped in the wreckage of her car at North Gosford. 

Ms Shaylor had been heading to her job at the Chamberlain Gardens nursing home at Wyoming on September 3 when she was hit head-on with another car. She later died in hospital from her injuries.

It’s alleged Jason Richard Allan Hall, 42, and Silvia Maria Schreuder, 44, stole her bag from the crash scene during the emergency effort to save Ms Shaylor’s life, and used her credit cards and cash to make an array of items after her death including food, alcohol, cigarettes and a fishing rod.

In a statement, Brisbane Water LAC Commander Daniel Sullivan said the nurse was a “much loved member of our community”, adding “Should these circumstances be proven, it would be one of the lowest acts I’ve ever seen.”

Ms Shaylor reportedly became an aged care nurse after making several foreign aid trips and volunteering at an overseas orphanage.

Bianca Harrington, a L-plate driver, has also been charged with a range of driving offices over the fatal crash, including dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and driving while suspended.

The 20-year-old woman was refused bail after allegedly telling police that she has smoked "five bongs" and had “no idea” what she had been doing the night before when she got into her car to drive from Sydney to the Central Coast.

Photo: CCTV footage allegedly showing Jason Hall making purchases with stolen card – 7 News.

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A special thanks to our contributors

Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.