Hospital Chiefs Say Sorry over Abuse of Elderly Women on Geriatric Ward

Kiran Randhawa, London Evening Standard, June 21, 2013

NHS bosses apologised today after elderly women were subjected to a campaign of abuse by three healthcare workers on a geriatric ward.

A wheelchair-bound pensioner was beaten and five others neglected and mistreated at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone last year.

Akousa Sakyiwaa, 38, Annette Jackson, 33, and Sharmila Gunda, 36, face jail after they were found guilty of seven counts of ill-treating vulnerable patients on Beech Ward. Gunda was also found guilty of beating patient June Evans. The healthcare assistants were exposed by a whistleblower working on the ward.

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Barts Health, the NHS trust that runs the hospital said: “We apologise unreservedly to the patients and their families for the indefensible failings in their treatment. There can be no place under any circumstances for such behaviour in our trust or in the wider NHS.

“On learning of the allegations we immediately notified police, self-declared to the Care Quality Commission, and closed the ward. Following an internal investigation all three workers have had their contracts of employment terminated.” They were arrested after student nurse Lucy Brown reported them following a placement on the ward last spring.

Snaresbrook crown court heard that one victim, Lily Oliver, 92, was admitted on March 27 last year with septic arthritis in her knee. John McNally, prosecuting, said: “She was bedbound and extremely frail, and it is the expert’s opinion that she suffered from dementia and wasn’t able to make her own decisions. Lucy Brown described Sakyiwaa as being extremely rough with Lily Oliver … when Miss Oliver’s bandages were removed she said, ‘Mind my leg.’ Sakyiwaa grabbed her left knee with both hands and pushed it … This caused her to scream in pain and turn pale before falling silent.”

During the campaign of abuse between February and April last year, Sakyiwaa also prodded the breasts of Joan Mussett, 87, and told her: “I’m young and my breasts are better than yours.” When Miss Mussett complained, Sakyiwaa pulled the bedclothes over her head and reportedly said: “See, you’re the dead one.”

June Evans was the only patient still alive or well enough to come to court to give evidence against Sakyiwaa, of Leytonstone; Jackson, of Hounslow; and Gunda, of Ilford.

After yesterday’s verdict, Judge Timothy Lamb QC told them to expect jail and added: “Elderly people have a right to be treated with respect. When they are ill they are entitled to expect, and we must demand, they are properly cared for.” The three were bailed for sentencing on August 23.

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  • Manaphy

    How can you possibly read this heartbreaking story and not come to the conclusion that blacks are vastly inferior to whites?

    • David Ashton

      Actually “white” scum have been responsible for similar cruelties. The root problem is cheap labor and the willingness to use immigrants or immigrant-descended people with little intelligence and no sense of decency. I used to live near Whipps X hospital, in an area which has since gone down and down as a result of Afro-Asian colonisation.

      • IstvanIN

        With all do respect this seems to be more common with blacks, and even hispanics, than with whites.

        • David Ashton

          Maybe so.

        • The__Bobster

          Especially since most minorities hate our guts. This is our future under Obongocare. When we’re old and helpless, they’ll abuse us and no one will do anything about it.

      • kjh64

        It is true that there have been instances of White lowlifes abusing the elderly. However, IstvanIN is right, it is more common for Blacks to abuse the White elderly. At any rate, anybody of any race who abuses the elderly should have very harsh punishment imposed.

    • Such a shame, but this elderly generation were the people in power 40 years ago. That was about when the floodgates started opening for the third world, right?

  • ncpride

    I have often told my children that if there comes a time that either their father or I need to be placed in a nursing home, I will understand and not to feel guilty about it. All I ask of them is to visit often, and make SURE we are not being abused. When my grandmother got so ill that she needed 24 hour care, we united as a family and took turns visiting, checking on her, and making sure she was well cared for. There was someone there 5 out of 7 days, and they never knew when we were coming.

  • borogirl54

    Unfortunately, this and worse happen in nursing homes here. Most of the care for the elderly patients are left up to Certified Nursing Assistants, who have just completed an 8 week course. These positions offer low pay and long work hours. A good portion of these workers have criminal records. If you have relatives in nursing homes, you must remain vigilant to make sure that your loved one gets good care.

    • ncpride

      Exactly right. Check often, and stop in at different times of the day or evening. We would even ‘inspect’ our grandmother for unexplained bruises or marks. We certainly kept the staff on their toes, and they knew us well.

      • borogirl54

        They probably hated your guts because you kept them on their toes.

        • ncpride

          Probably! But you know, it’s times like that when there is a lot to be said for large families. My grandma was born in an era when having upwards of 10 children was the norm. She was 1 of 9 herself. With that many siblings, and the extended family that comes along with them…. well, she was never lonely that’s for sure, and had plenty of us to watch over her care.

    • The__Bobster

      A lot of them are ugly brown squat monsters who are SEIU members.

      • SEIU … shaking down the poor.

  • Spartacus

    What were these things doing in a white country in the first place ?

    • Erasmus

      What were these things doing in a white country in the first place ?

      Culturally enriching poor benighted, civilized Britain and abusing the residents British citizens were too lazy to abuse.

    • The__Bobster

      The Labour Party did a worldwide search and then rolled out the red carpet for them.

  • This is exactly what is the kind of thing that will become common under Obamacare.

    Already doctors offices employ physicians assistants because they are cheaper. Nurses are being replaced with nurses assistants. And that picture depicts what nurses assistants looks like.

    • borogirl54

      Or Medical Assistants that complete a nine month course in learning how to take vitals, draw blood, give shots and work the front office. Just about every doctors that I have been to uses Medical Assistants. When I was a kid, the doctors office had several RN’s. You do not see them working there anymore.

      • My sister is a nurse and I told her that this is what is going to happen. Nurses will become management or just eliminated. Hospitals use surgery technicians instead of nurses in operating rooms. Every trick is going to employed to decrease the expense of wages (and employ those who otherwise couldn’t be employed there). I haven’t seen an actual nurse in a doctors office in years either. My old doctor employed black girls (Chicago) that know how to do nothing other than take BP, draw blood, or give a shot. “Doctor said to give you a shot of Depo.” (Pronounced “Dep-O”) To this day I do not know what Depo is and I have had 4 or 5 of them for sinus infections (somebody told me it might have been a steroid shot to reduce inflammation). Point is, the person administering it couldn’t tell me a thing about it. The errors when O-care is fully implemented are going to be staggering.

    • MBlanc46

      This is a trend that’s been going on for at least 20 years.

  • Funruffian

    It seems that in our elder twilight years we still cannot avoid the wrath of the Negro. These females feel the urge to harm elderly Whites for all the discrimination beset on Blacks. And now is their time to exact revenge upon the helpless old White ladies.

  • The__Bobster

    Fixed it. There is no way these things are British.

    June Evans was the only patient still alive or well enough to come to court to give evidence against Sakyiwaa, of Gambia; Jackson, of Liberia; and Gunda, of the Belgian Congo.

  • Lily Oliver, 92. Isn’t this the generation that bombed Dresden? Isn’t this the generation that sat on their asses while their nation was given to these savages? Isn’t this the generation that shrugged as millions of Germans were raped & murdered as they were expelled from Eastern Europe? Read some of the books on WW2.

    • brengunn

      What? Sort your head out, The Nazi’s got what they deserved. Pity innocent Germans had to be harmed but that is the nature of war. And they started it. Besides, they may have lost the war but in many ways they won, it was Britain that were the bigger losers post WW2.

      • IstvanIN

        Britain declared war on Germany. The German government offered Britain peace and wanted no parts of their empire.

        • brengunn

          Sure, the Nazis were known for their pure honesty and honouring of deals!

          • IstvanIN

            It is a myth the Germans thought they could conquer the world.

          • John

            Your sarcasm is mislaid. I doubt that none other than Gen. George S. Patton would have referred to the Germans as “the finest race” in Europe if they had been less than honorable foes. Additionally Gen. Patton is also on record as saying that we were fighting the wrong enemy during WWII. We should have been allied with the Germans and fighting the Soviets. Sounds like you got your history degree from the History Channel.

          • brengunn

            I’m sure Patton was right about the German people but that is besides the point. The Nazi leadership were far from honourable foes, frequently going back on deals they had made, even planning military attacks while making such peace pacts.

            Germany were far more dangerous to Western Europe, so they had to be fought first, by the time the war was over no one had the stomach to fight the Soviets, though they were almost as barbaric.

            BTW, I don’t have cable and wouldn’t consider anything on the ‘History’ channel worth watching if I did have.

            Really, you’re just another deluded admirer of the third reich.

  • brengunn

    This isn’t the first case of African and Asian care workers abusing their patients. Remember they come from cultures that are far different to ours, where taunting the elderly or even beating them may not be seen in the same way we see it. Similar to how they treat pregnant women, often pulling the child out of it’s mother during labour, rather than let the baby come of it’s own accord. They just have similar feelings about life as we did several hundred years ago. In other words, they’re backward.

  • The Final Solution

    Blacks and incompetence go together like flies on $#!t. Blacks are incapable of taking care of their own, let alone anyone else. They are indeed wild animals who leave their young to fend for themselves in the jungle. How else do you explain their tendency to leave children unsupervised while they go out to get some wings and grape drink? There was that Nigerian who left those kids in the daycare that burned down, another one who left her kids at home and the house burned down, and then today another chimp left her 5 year old daughter home alone and she found a gun and accidentally shot herself. The mom is being charged with her murder! There is something deeply inhuman about them. My friend won’t even let his 16 year old daughter stay home alone.

    • IstvanIN

      Mother dogs and cats are more protective in a real sense.

  • IKantunderstand

    The only possible salvation for Africa and its denizens is re-colonization. Since I’m feeling uncharitable, I would suggest the Chinese do it this time. I’m sure the Chinese will straighten out the Africans, make things “work”. Then, there will be no reason for Africans to swarm into White countries. They will be fed and housed by their new colonial masters. You know, if you think about it, if the Chinese had been the first to colonize Africa to begin with, we wouldn’t be having these problems. No White country would feel obligated to allow former subjects to immigrate. Too bad the Chinese were so backward, conformist and incapable of the balls necessary to go out and explore the world. Oh, wait, they are so smart, they must have KNOWN ahead of time what would happen if they ventured forth and put their butts on the line. Keep these savage low lifes out of our White countries. Oh, and White people, take care of your own.

  • ViktorNN

    Ah yes, the wonders of “white privilege” once again – this time the privilege to be old and white and at the mercy of non-white “health care providers” who hate you.

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    They’re not all bad. At least one was named Annette. This is like the film one flew over the coo coo’s nest.

  • KenelmDigby

    The British government just loves to boast that the immigrant population ‘does the jobs the British refuse to do’ and furthermore is very keen on the fact that the mass importation of third world labor reduces wages, (and thus NHS costs), down to the bare minimum. Some Labour MPs like the excreable Harriet Haramn call third world workers in the UK ‘heroes’ for their supposed propensity to do these ‘dirty jobs’ for little reward.
    Sorry, but they’ve got it entirely wrong. The third worlders are, of course, just doing these jobs for the money. Do you really think that the enjoy wiping the butts of elderly, demented Whites? – Don’t you think that a daily, grinding sense of their own lowly status is being is, literally, in their faces, every day? – and then their is ‘outrage’ when they start to act out.

    • BonusGift

      Please note, evil people that did this to Britain must hold contradictory thoughts in order justify their actions. No one, and especially not an evil person, likes to admit their intentions are evil and this is even more so when it is obvious to see how evil their actions actually are.

    • I do remember Harriet Har(person)man calling the ethnic minorities ‘heroic’ for sending their welfare money and any accrued wages ‘back home’ to the other poor ethnics. Labour has no shame at all.

      It is a “win-win” situation for everybody BUT the indigenous British.

      The immigrants get to jump two to three times their standard of living overnight, Labour gets a new support base, the welfare and social services, immigration lawyers, foreign house renters, and general race industry get new customers, they get to treat our elderly like scum and rub whitey’s nose in it, wages are reduced for what are largely foreigner owned care homes (usually Pakistani), and we are supposed to believe they are doing it out of the kindness of their little hearts and that we would be on our knees without their help….

      They are probably not all bad, even I have to admit this – but it is plain common sense to me that these people are not going to have the same affiliation, banter, respect, or care for elderly who are not of their own kind.

      I dread my parents getting old and getting in need of any specialist care, and the same goes for me when I get old and incapable. I would try and do my best to keep them away from such places, but in some circumstances I can understand why it can and does happen.

      British society has changed for the worse as a whole. Hedonism, selfishness, a severe lack of caring or professionalism. We are going to hell in a handbasket, and these people in the article are just fuelling the fire.

  • George

    And for those of us who haven’t had anything to do with the influx of sub-mental animals? Those of us who have protested and resisted the flood of blacks and Pihillipino PSWs in our midst?
    You’re right, Reuben. It won’t be easy. The barbarians are not only at our gate, they are caring for our halt & lame.

  • David Ashton

    The loss of life during WW2, and the long-term consequences for western supremacy, were a tragedy, for which Hitler must bear some responsibility.
    But, as Oswald Mosley said of UK-USSR policy in 1939, if you invade one country you get a world war, but if you invade six countries you get a trade pact.
    However, I don’t think it is necessary or desirable for us to be divided, except in academic debate, about the origins of WW2, or the pros and cons of National Socialism, in face of “clear and present dangers” facing all of our “white people” in Europe and North America nearly 70 years afterwards, and the need for clear future solutions which can be shared across a new political spectrum.

  • Alexandra1973

    Time to do what the Amish do…they take care of their elderly themselves.

  • Manaphy

    Just don’t forget that you were raised by “old White people”.

  • Are there any English people left in London? That is a very good question, and something that I often ask myself. I live in the North of England, so I do not visit London (and nor would I) – but every time somebody is being interviewed on the TV, or featured in an article, or in the news, it seems to be some kind of ethnic majority. I say ethnic majority, because that is what they are now in London, which is officially less than 50% white British, and most of those probably came from somewhere else, or have foreign spouses, or are elderly. As the term goes “You can stick a fork in London, cos it is done”.

  • brengunn

    I’m sorry, who did start the second world war? More Nazi apologism.

  • brengunn

    I’m sorry but I’m not prepared to believe the Nazis were anything but monsters. I don’t see this as incompatible with both a pride in the history of European accomplishment or a concern with the increasing darkening of white countries.

  • IstvanIN

    I would trust the main stream press.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Wow, those women are as disgusting looking on the outside as their evil black souls are on the inside. I hate being rude, even to black women, but I can’t help but notice the blatant beastliness in appearance of most black women these days. Especially these demented heifers. In our day and age there are a hell of a lot of over weight women out there, and plenty of white women are among those ranks. However, you would have to be blind not to see how much more common it is for black women to be absolutely piggish as compared to other races. I’m not 100% positive where I read this but I recall reading somewhere that Asian women sport the lowest numbers of obesity. I wonder why it’s so less common for Asian women to venture down the jelly filled hallways of mayonnaise and cheese towards obesity? I don’t know, but what I do know is that these women need to be put on a boat, drug out to sea, and left there. Not without shooting a few holes in the boat before they leave of course, but none the less, left.

    ——————————-Oh England, Where Have Thou Gone?——————————-

    To Inflict Upon Thy Own, The Indignities Of Occupation – That No Army Could Ever Hope, To Achieve Upon Thou Nation – Cries Of Holy War, Echo Through London’s Streets – Yet England Remains Asleep, Her Sword Still In Her Sheath. Remember Drummer Lee Rigby, For Thou Sacrifice Now Has A Name – Oh England Where Have Thou Gone, And Will Thy Ever Return Again.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Wow, those women are as
    disgusting looking on the outside as their evil black souls are on the
    inside. I hate being rude, even to black women, but I can’t help but
    notice the blatant beastliness in appearance of most black women these
    days. Especially these demented heifers. In our day and age there are a
    hell of a lot of over weight women out there, and plenty of white women
    are among those ranks. However, you would have to be blind not to see
    how much more common it is for black women to be absolutely piggish as
    compared to other races. I’m not 100% positive where I read this but I
    recall reading somewhere that Asian women sport the lowest numbers of
    obesity. I wonder why it’s so less common for Asian women to venture
    down the jelly filled hallways of mayonnaise and cheese towards obesity?
    I don’t know, but what I do know is that these women need to be put on a
    boat, drug out to sea, and left there. Not without shooting a few holes
    in the boat before they leave of course, but none the less, left.

    Oh England, Where Have Thou Gone?——————————-

    To Inflict Upon Thy Own, The Indignities Of Occupation – That No Army
    Could Ever Hope, To Achieve Upon Thou Nation – Cries Of Holy War, Echo
    Through London’s Streets – Yet England Remains Asleep, Her Sword Still
    In Her Sheath. Remember Drummer Lee Rigby, For Thou Sacrifice Now Has A
    Name – Oh England Where Have Thou Gone, And Will Thy Ever Return Again.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    Wow, those women are as
    disgusting looking on the outside as their evil black souls are on the
    inside. I hate being rude, even to black women, but I can’t help but
    notice the blatant beastliness in appearance of most black women these
    days. Especially these demented heifers. In our day and age there are a
    hell of a lot of over weight women out there, and plenty of white women
    are among those ranks. However, you would have to be blind not to see
    how much more common it is for black women to be absolutely piggish as
    compared to other races. I’m not 100% positive where I read this but I
    recall reading somewhere that Asian women sport the lowest numbers of
    obesity. I wonder why it’s so less common for Asian women to venture
    down the jelly filled hallways of mayonnaise and cheese towards obesity?
    I don’t know, but what I do know is that these women need to be put on a
    boat, drug out to sea, and left there. Not without shooting a few holes
    in the boat before they leave of course, but none the less, left.

    Oh England, Where Have Thou Gone?——————————-

    To Inflict Upon Thy Own, The Indignities Of Occupation – That No Army
    Could Ever Hope, To Achieve Upon Thou Nation – Cries Of Holy War, Echo
    Through London’s Streets – Yet England Remains Asleep, Her Sword Still
    In Her Sheath – Remember Drummer Lee Rigby, For Thou Sacrifice Now Has A
    Name – Oh England Where Have Thou Gone, And Will Thy Ever Return Again.

  • MBlanc46

    He knows who started WWII.