Woman Died After Muslim Nurse Refused to Help as He Was Praying

Telegraph (London), March 23, 2012

Alzheimer’s sufferer Dorothy Griffiths, 87, was found sitting down after staff heard a bang and a carer went to the office for help to lift her.

But agency nurse Abdul Bhutto, who was in charge, said they would have to wait.

Carer Zoe Shaw told the Sheffield hearing: “It took between five and ten minutes because he was praying upstairs in the office on his prayer mat. A staff member told me we had to wait for him to finish.”

An ambulance was not called for nearly four hours after Mrs Griffiths fell from bed and cut her head and suffered a gash to her hip at the privately-run Valley Park Nursing Home in Wombwell, near Barnsley.

She died later in hospital. Mr Bhutto failed to appear at the inquest and a summons had to be issued for him to attend the resumed hearing later in the year.

Assistant deputy coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said he had contacted him during a recess and he denied being the duty nurse that night and said he had been there on a course.

Mrs Griffiths, the widow of former Barnsley footballer Steve Griffiths, who used to live in Wombwell, had been a resident at the home since 2009 and died last November.

She was put to bed at 9.45pm on October 24 and checked checked every two hours, according to Zoe Shaw.

The old lady was using the toilet at 4am and Mrs Shaw went to an office to fill in paperwork.

She said Mrs Griffiths was not prone to falls and was not considered “at risk”.

She and another carer found her on the floor and Mrs Shaw went to get help from Mr Bhutto. He was the most senior nurse on night duty at the home, run by the Mimosa Healthcare Group, because the senior carer was unable to work havning been on duty for six of the previous seven nights.

When Mr Bhutto arrived he checked the pensioner’s limbs, took her blood presssure and pulse while she was still on the floor and told the carers to put her back into bed.

But instead Mrs Shaw, worried that she might fall again, washed the old lady, dressed her and took her to the office while she carried on filling forms.

At about 5.45am she took her to the lounge and said she was “talking fine” and walking around.

But at breakfast-time when the residents were being offered a cup of tea Mrs Griffiths was found unresponsive and an ambulance was called at about 7.30am.

Mrs Shaw, who broke down and wept in the witness box, said she would have called an ambulance immediately after the fall but had only since discovered that staff could override a nurses’ decision.

Speaking after the inquest was adjourned Dorothy’s daughter Jean David, 61, said: “We are quite upset that Mr Bhutto hadn’t appeared and we are having to come here again particularly as my brother is having to come up from Staffordshire. We would like it to have been done and dusted but we can’t leave it without his evidence.”

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  • Anan7

    The real hate crime is blaming Islam, right?  If he isn’t up to the job, he shouldn’t be working there!

  • Not surprising. When you deal with Muslims, their religion is the most important thing to them. For example, I have heard of Muslim grocery store clerks refuse to scan pork when checking a customer out. There was a group of Muslim cabbies in Minneapolis who refused to pick up passengers who had liquor in their possession.

    • The_Bobster

      Or blind people with seeing eye dogs.

      • SLCain

         Many muslims consider dogs to be “unclean”.  This just proves that muslims do not belong in western nations.  Europeans admire and respect dogs because dogs are noble beasts – loyal, dependable, and true.  I have met few dogs that I do not like.  Muslims, on the other hand…………….

        • Shawn_thefemale

           I feel so validated now in my passion of dogs.  I’ve always known there was a reason I love them so.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Assistant deputy coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said he had contacted him [Abdul Bhutto] during a recess and he denied being the duty nurse that night and said he had been there on a course.”

    Yeah… and so… so what difference does that make?

    That would have worked real well in Vietnam.
    “Gee whiz Wally, I’d love to join in on this firefight, but I’m sorta busy right now, taking this correspondence course, so I can be a fill-in night nurse in London when I get out. I’ll be with you guys in a few. In the meantime, could you guys keep it down a little? Thanks.”

    But then again, I’m not a member of the “Religion of Pieces”.

    • anonymous_amren

      Actually, in Vietnam, that would have been an improvement. It was pointless bloodshed that only made white countries get swamped with Asians.

      • MekongDelta69

        I think you missed my point, because I was (obviously I thought) being sarcastic. I was there (in Vietnam) and there’s not a chance in hell any of us would have done that.

        I was trying to say, what difference what excuse that Muslim nurse gave as to why he was there. I’ve been in hospitals before visiting someone and there were a couple of times when I was outside having a smoke (I know – that makes me a criminal on the left) when some ambulances pulled up and the EMTs saw my field jacket and asked if I’d give them a hand unloading some people on stretchers from the ambulance.

        You think I would have just stood there and said, “Sorry pal, I’m just visiting someone.”? Of COURSE I helped them. I’ve loaded guys onto Medevacs over there and I’ve unloaded guys from ambulances over here. No difference and no excuses.

        That’s why that Muslim nurse’s excuse was pathetic.

  • so what happened exactly? very confusing.

    anyway, the english are the greatest cowards on earth. if this happened to me, i would have gone and grabbed that muslim by the turbin and beat the life out of him. the english will apologize for making this poor muslim work.

  • The non-White dregs of society run these nursing homes. Most families used to be families and would have their parents and grandparents live with them. Not anymore, now they all get fobbed off on Abdul and Kunta Kinte. Pretty sad.


  • Prayer? Nah, he just wanted an infidel White to bleed to death.

  • Maybe they need to reform the whole system so that more white doctors will stay and treat patients in their home country as opposed to migrating to the US where they can make more money.

  • IstvanIN

    Sad thing is countires like England and Spain have huge youth unemployment problems.  If the native youth could be trained for these jobs instead of importing savages they would be much better off.  Full employment, a lower crime rate among the natives, perhaps more marriage and household formation and a higher birth rate.

  • more evidence that:
    “Cultural Marxism Having Its Intended Effects on Community Life”

    via Mangan’s:  http://mangans.blogspot.com/2012/03/cultural-marxism-having-its-intended.html