UK nurse sacked for foisting Jesus on vulnerable patients
Like so many of her ilk, Sarah Kuteh, above, chose to put on a little whipped pup expression when she complained to the media that she had been sacked for telling patients about Jesus.
Kuteh, according to this report, lost her job with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust because she subjected patients to “unwanted discussions” about religion.
The mother of three is now suing the Trust, which runs Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, after she was suspended and removed from the premises.
It was embarrassing for me – and painful after all I had done in my years as a nurse. I was told I couldn’t even speak to my colleagues. All I had done was to nurse from my heart. How could it be harmful to tell someone about Jesus?
Kuteh started her nursing career in London before moving to Dartford in 2007 and becoming a sister in 2012. Her last role was to assess patients’ health before they went for surgery.
She admitted she spoke to patients about religion without their permission when she started the new role, when she saw they had left a question regarding religion blank. But she stopped after a warning in April.
However she was sacked in August after an investigation after three complaints were received in June.
Kuteh is taking her case to an employment tribunal, claiming she was not initially shown the complaints, making the discplinary process flawed.
A spokesperson for the Trust said:
We have a duty to our patients that when they are at their most vulnerable they are not exposed to unsolicited beliefs and/or views, religious or otherwise. We feel we have acted appropriately in this case.
Hat tip: Angela_K and BarrieJohn