Two Healthcare Assistants Jailed for Cruelty

Laura Donnelly, Telegraph (London), August 23, 2013

Two healthcare assistants have been jailed for cruelty after slapping elderly patients and torturing one pensioner by holding a sheet over her and telling her she was dead.

One victim said she was left suicidal after being subjected to abuse by the workers employed by Whipps Cross Hospital, in north east London, which was recently issued with formal warnings over uncaring staff and filthy surroundings

Judge Timothy Lamb QC said the women’s “spiteful” actions had damaged patient trust in the NHS.

Akousa Sakyiwaa, 38, was convicted of four counts of ill-treatment and neglect of patients treated at the hospital last year.

In one incident, the healthcare assistant held a bed sheet over 87-year-old Joan Massett’s head, telling her she was dead, the court heard, another time slapping a woman of 92. She was jailed for 12 months.

Sharmila Gunda, 36, was given a five-month sentence after being found guilty of one count of neglect and one count of assault by beating an elderly patient in her care.

Akousa Sakyiwaa and Sharmila Gunda

Akousa Sakyiwaa and Sharmila Gunda

Gunda was found guilty of one charge of neglect and one charge of assault by beating June Evans, who gave evidence during the trial.

In a statement read to the court, the pensioner said: “Since the incident that took place last year I have completely lost trust in the health service. I lost faith in my GP, the ambulance service and hospitals in general.”

The elderly women discharged herself from the hospital following the assault and was in a state of distress when she had to return to Whipps Cross for further treatment.

“I wanted to die,” she said.

“I thought why couldn’t I have a heart attack and end it.”

Fellow healthcare assistant Annette Jackson, 33, of Hounslow, west London, was given a two-month suspended sentence and ordered to complete 100 hours unpaid work after being convicted of one count of ill-treatment or neglect.

The three women, who were responsible for looking after elderly female patients, including those with dementia, were charged following a Metropolitan Police inquiry into the hospital after a student nurse acted as a whistleblower.

The judge labelled Gunda “spiteful” before telling Sakyiwaa: “Maybe this offending showed a sign of your character that you and other people didn’t know about.”

Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, has apologised to patients and stressed it has a “zero tolerance approach” to any form of neglect or ill-treatment.

The trust said that all three women had their contracts of employment terminated.

The was issued with three formal warnings last week after inspectors found “unsafe” conditions at Whipps Cross including filthy maternity wards and water placed out of the reach of elderly patients.

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  • I remember this incident the first time it was on Amren. When it becomes more common here in the United States in about 10-20 years, remember what these 80 year old women in 2020 or 2030 were doing in the late 1960’s, especially 1969.

    • Erasmus

      It will be deliciously ironic when the lefties who marched in support of our black “brethren” in the ’60’s are slapped around by the brothahs and sistahs in whose tender care they’re going to be left.

      • exlib93

        These black vermin health care workers won’t care whether or not the whitey they’re torturing marched on their behalf. I hope the victim craps on them as they’re getting beaten.

        • Erasmus


        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          I agree, they’ll treat all whites the same. Maybe some posters here ought to try focusing their thoughts a bit clearer?

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        How delicious will it be to find yourself in a bed next to some ex-hippie, only to find that the same abuser is “helping” you too? Comments like this are not just dumb, they reveal a servile, two digit IQ.

        • me

          You must be a ‘Boomer’. The ‘hippies’ are the ones that helped contribute to this mess. The people that post here are well aware of the dangers in trusting a Bantu or a Mestizo, and would never dump their grandparent in a ‘diverse’ facility–only the drug-addled ‘Boomers’ are going to be victimized by their own racial stupidity and utopian fantasies.

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            Many “Boomers” weren’t hippies. But what was going on in the 60s was led or actually done by older people, on both sides. I will quote from Boomer Billy Joel’s song title; “We didn’t start the fire.”

            But you are obviously new here. I have been posting here since 2006 and reading far longer. You have no idea what every poster here would do or not do.

            What I am against is white people going after white people. The communists in almost every classically communist state, including post war Vietnam, sent dissidents to “reeducation camps.” Don’t we think we could re-educate “Boomers” (who in your judgement are 100% hippies)?

            If you study the social background of the U.S. Civil War, you’ll find that what drove the prodrome was a lingering and festering hatred of whites that lived two different kinds of lives and had very different backgrounds. The North was settled by Purtians while the South (Virginia) was settled by Royalists. And this happened during and immediately after the English Civil War of the 17th century. The South then, used the old European futile system of servitude to build estates while the North in contrast made the hard-working (and no fun) lifestyle in a far more brutal climate. I am seventh cousin removed from Robert E. Lee, but I also had a few relatives from upper New York State that fought for the North. One of their regimental songs (6th New York Heavy Artillery) is a good example of how much they hated the Southerners and could care less about freeing slaves. This condition is noted in some history books on the issue as well.

            I see the two world wars as European civil wars. All the wars of medieval and later periods in Europe were over Christianity, Catholic nations against Protestant nations. The biggest zealots for war and Abolitionism were Methodists and Quakers. John Brown for example was a failed businessman cum lay preacher.

            These nasty little outbursts of revenge expressed on Amren by some shallow individuals only show how much some whites that think they are pro-white have to learn. Thinking on the more subtle plain with an informed background would be a good start.

            I stand up against calling any white “white trash,” any call for executions, trials or petty revenge “schadenfreude” attitudes as ignorant and even the most harmful of distractions from what ought to be our main goal; preserving the white race. If we are to indulge in this sort of pea-brained “Lord of the Flies” mentality, we are doing no better than tribes in Africa that continually go after one another for revenge for atrocities fired by a history of inter tribal dysfunction on the most primitive levels.

          • me

            Self-hating White liberals, White Marxists, and any other person that condones mass immigration, affirmative action, race quotas, and any other drivel does NOT deserve our sympathy or support. Watch the name calling, bucko. You can read my posts and then determine whether I’m out of line, pea-brained, or petty. This is a fight for our survival. We don’t need traitors in our midst, whatever the race.

          • fuzzypook

            When my mother had a stroke my brother, sister and myself watched over her 24/7. When a bantu showed herself to be crass and uncaring right in front of us we had her removed from moms care. Luckily my sister in law is a nurse, she told us that you can do that in a hospital.

    • Yes. It might be a case of bad karma coming back. It makes me hope there’s a god who will sort them out.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        Well, we know that chances of that, Reuben. The quote you are sampling is from a bishop when he was asked by Simon de Montfort how he was to tell the heretic from the faithful during the 13th century Albigensian Crusade in Southern France..

        • Ah yes! I remember a dear old friend of mine teaching me about those Albigensians. Sometimes I miss his lectures.

      • me

        There’s a god, all right, and I don’t think that He’s too happy with what His Adversary has been doing….

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          Have fun with your mythological games, but don’t try to sell it to me. I favor the Flying Spaghetti Monster who rules the universe and all other gods, including YOURS. I have as much proof of this as you do for your myths.

          • me

            Then don’t call on God when your time comes….call on your ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ or your ‘god of science’. I’m sure that will be a great comfort to you on your way out.

          • me

            BTW, did I post that to YOU or to Reuben H., the cool cat with the blog “Jew Among You”. I believe that I was addressing Reuben.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      This is dated recently. How is it you remember it form the first time? Are you writing what you really mean to say?

      I don’t think that someone is going to be asking people what they were doing in the 60s, especially 1969. For one thing, the caregivers won’t know anything about the 60s or especially 1969.

      • Hey genius:
        Akousa Sakyiwaa, 38, was convicted of four counts of ill-treatment and neglect of patients treated at the hospital last year.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          So scholar, what is your reference to the 60s and especially 1969 about?

          • What I meant about the late 1960’s is that all of those 20 year old flower children in 1969 (Woodstock and being cruel to Vietnam vets) will be 71 years old in 2020, and 81 years old in 2030. These old women can now reap the benefits of the diversity they had all fought so hard for.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          Something else; After I retired, I took state bar association classes for training as a Guardian Ad Litem. Abuse in nursing homes is not only an old issue, it used to be far worse in the 60s and 70s, up to the time when “boomers” saw to it that better protections were put in for preventing abuse. One famous “Hippie” writer, wrote a book about the abuses of patients in mental hospitals in the 60s. It was made into the Academy Award winning film, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” For another example of pre-Sixties conditions at mental institutions, you could find the film, “The Francis Farmer Story.” She was an actress whose jealous mother had her committed. She was repeatedly raped (rented out to soldiers during the war) by night clerks at the institution, and finally given a lobotomy.

          • me

            Francis Farmer was crazy. And, to give credit to Ken Kesey for overhauling the entire healthcare system is just as crazy. As for the ‘Boomers’, they were too busy tearing down the country, having orgies, taking LSD, quoting Chairman Mao, and listening to people like Abby Hoffman, pedophile and NAMBLA-founder Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Manson. Ever hear of MK Ultra?

            At the instigation of Perry Lane neighbor and Stanford psychology graduate student, Vik Lovell an acquaintance of Richard Alpert and Allen Ginsberg, Kesey volunteered to take part in a CIA-financed study under the aegis of Project MKULTRA at the Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, where he worked as a night aide

          • Whitetrashgang

            Charles Manson is sane(and a race realist) compared to the other lunatics you have mentioned.

  • Spartacus

    Remind me – what are these people doing in White countries again ? Where’s the “enrichment” part ?

    BTW, Amren, under the title it says “Elderly Brits under the care of Africans” . “Sharmila Gunda” is a sub-continental name, probably Pakistani .

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Enjoy the diversity, eh?

    • ed

      Did you notice that our entire discussion on the background checks story is gone? Spineless moderators around here.

      • Spartacus

        Indeed. They still haven’t figured out you’re not suppose to demoralize your own…

        • ed

          Ironically Taylor just posted up an article entitled “The Long Retreat on Race”. Refusing the legacy of… well, you know, keeps us on the defensive.

          Seeing videos/pictures of that time fills me with pride. We were almost there.

      • itdoesnotmatter

        My fault, ed. I was segueing the background check ban into its probable effect on quality of health care.
        It indeed derailed the thread.

        • ed

          Spart and I were having a discussion about the background checks story, on the background checks article comments section. Apparently the discussion went someplace they weren’t happy with.

    • Ngati Pakeha

      I think the enrichment means enrichment for the business owner. He/She/They pay less and Mr & Mrs You and Me pay more.

  • borogirl54

    The big problem is that these nurses aide positions are low paid and low skilled. The average training course in my area is 8 weeks and then they take a test to become certified. In most hospitals, they are called medical techs and are responsible for taking vitals and cleaning up patients. I have seen reports on television where many of these aids have extensive criminal histories that the nursing home did not know about because no background check was done on the employees.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Background checks be racist.

    • [Guest]

      I wonder whether the Virginia nursing home that employed Tawana Brawley did a background check on her before hiring her. The administration either didn’t do a check or didn’t care that she’s a lying, racist hypocrite.

      I also wonder how she treated patients—especially white ones.

      • She used a fake identity for a long time to avoid the rocks on her check from Det. Pagones’s lawsuit.

        • Ngati Pakeha

          I doubt they really wanted to know anyhow. They have their monkey in place. Set, forget and please do not disturb. Sad isn’t it.

  • Flytrap

    Sounds like they’re bringing a bit of South African style healthcare to the UK. Umm, umm, loves me some di-vers-ee-tay!!

  • David Ashton

    There have been some grossly incompetent and cruel “white” nurses of both genders, and some very good “black” ones. Exactly what the relative racial proportion is I cannot say, but it is quite clear that “cheap labor” is a factor in both public and private “nursing”. Whipps X Cross was my local hospital for ten years but the area in which it is sited has gone downhill, largely as a result of Afro-Asian immigration, and no doubt this has affected local recruitment.

    • gemjunior

      I’ve been a nurse for almost 25 years and when I was a new grad I was surprised to see that us young graduates were all white, working with much older women 95% black who were the nursing techs or aides. They indicated disgust at having much younger white girls who were college graduates giving them orders. I was raised by 2 libs so at the time I thought “What better evidence could anyone show as proof the blacks are disenfranchised and college education is just not available to them.? I later learned that tuition was indeed available to them, that many had been RNs in other countries who just didn’t take their US RN boards in time and their Jamaican or whatever country ‘s degree expired and they were no longer eligible for the American boards. I know that most of them had background checks and was never aware that any had criminal histories but I always worked in good hospitals. There were good black nurses and crappy white ones, but it’s a rare instance. It’s mostly a large divide but as far as I can see it’s either lack of ambition or an intense, irrational belief that they face discrimination despite the many different recruiting strategies for minority nurses.

      • David Ashton

        In British hospital wards we need nurses with hands-on care experience, who are not overburdened with daily paperwork, and relevant medical knowledge is obviously also desirable. Our NHS is falling apart; it has become an “international” service for “international” patients. The more intelligent nurses are the better, but although IQ is necessary it is not sufficient.

  • Erasmus

    I used to visit my mother at least every other day when she was in the nursing home, and you are correct: Visits from their children really are “coin of the realm” to nursing home residents.
    Good on ya for what you did.

    • Sick of it

      It’s sad to see how many are never or virtually never visited. Not by family, friends, pastors, anyone.

  • White Mom in WDC

    As the white population ages and continues to reproduce at older ages, these sort of incidents will multiply. People like Gundi procreate like fruit flies then wonder why they are poor. Then they take their rage out at whites who tried to do things the right way

  • Guest

    Sharmila Gunda looks Black to me

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      Many Indians are very dark.

      • gemjunior

        Yes, I agree she is a boon.

  • [Guest]

    What devils saw fit to import the likes of Akousa Sakyiwaa and Sharmila Gunda to a Western nation in the first place?

    Anyway, I’ve noticed that ads for schools that train people to be “health-care professionals” almost always feature black faces. Evidently there’s a big movement to recruit as many blacks into these sorts of positions as possible. Why?

    Also, I recall that racial warrior-queen Tawana Brawley has been working in this profession for quite a few years. Looks as if it draws all the best people.

    • Evidently there’s a big movement to recruit as many blacks into these sorts of positions as possible. Why?

      So they can run around and wear doctor’s scrubs, so they can have the self-esteem of being a “helf kare” professional.

      • Ngati Pakeha

        Priceless. I can’t stop laughing. You are quite right as they probably think they really are someone important. But all things aside this isn’t funny.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        Besides that, it’s cheaper. Foreign doctors are being recruited on the same H1-Visa system that high tech worker are. Notice how Kaiser is so “diverse?” They’re the loss leader in cheap care, high investor profits. As the professions darken, it is natural that whites will receive worse care and the elderly abused as well as children. For myself, as a retired doctor, I do my best to take care of myself. But I reckon that the only way to avoid a final and very humiliating end is to make sure I die at home and perhaps by my own hand. But it will be me who makes the decision, when the time comes. (If social collapse and civil war doesn’t come first).

        • itdoesnotmatter

          [An early] retired urban Trauma Care M.D. here too.
          I had to leave the profession, as it no longer resembled something I recognized as “care.”
          In addition to mending gun shot and stabbing wounds, we were 24/7 swamped with 3rd Worlders who insisted on using our unit as a family practice facility. One by one, we left and were replaced by lesser skilled clinicians from Africa, Asia, the M.E. and Philippine Islands.
          An aside: to solve severe patient overcrowding and the lack of professionally, trained nursing staff found in so many U.K. facilities, NHS has instituted the “Liverpool Path.” [Though NHS adamantly denies it.]
          This is an ungodly system whereby DNR protocol is arbitrarily imposed [often without family or patient authorization], whether an acutely ill or elderly patient is properly assessed and deemed recoverable or not.
          Food, fluids, regular maintenance meds and treatments are discontinued, a hospice regimen of narcotics is prescribed and administered.
          Comfort measures are sometimes withheld as well, according to the whistle-blower physicians and trained nurses.
          In some reported cases, a patient’s alert family steps in, feeds, hydrates their “dying” loved one, and demands cessation of lethal narcotic dosing. The patients often recover.
          This is a disgraceful, inhumane practice that I fear is coming to a hospital near you and me as more and more 3rd Worlders arrive here.

          • me

            Jesus! Chilling facts, itdoesnotmatter. Just wait until Obummer’s health care takes effect…

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Just wait until Obummer’s health care takes effect…

            We were all aware of that sinister reality. Health care will be severely rationed. According to the Orwellian provisions of the ACA, treatment will be based on a patient’s “productivity.”

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

            I am a doctor myself and retired early because of the corruption in the field, the problems with reduced professionalism in the staff and just not wishing to be part of the ever growing amount of healtcare insurance scams that I did not want to be a part of..

            Here, we have so many languages that just the problem of transcribing records accurately is becoming a major problem. There are 98,000 deaths due to preventable medical mistakes (2011). The trend is only going to become worse as the U.S. becomes more “Diverse.” This is to say nothing of the possibility of racial hatred added as a “spice” to the already growing problem.

          • itdoesnotmatter

            Here, we have so many languages that just the problem of transcribing records accurately is becoming a major problem…

            Yes. Because of this issue you reference, our unit was compelled to seriously dumb down the time honored nomenclature of western medicine. Acronyms, long standing, accepted abbreviations denoting various syndromes, physical findings, etc. were banned. Everything had to be written or dictated in descriptive language that Joe the Plumber would comprehend.
            Speaking of language barriers. Patients who spoke obscure languages demanded an interpreter.

            It was their “right,” they told us.
            We had a standing joke: what’s the first English phrase an immigrant learns? Answer: “I know my rights.”

        • gemjunior

          I’m not a doc but a nurse anesthetist and I feel the same, I’m going to definitely have some anesthetic agents and neuromuscular blockers to off myself in that event. Being slapped around by a couple of black people and told to die every day I would be glad to oblige them…..

      • gemjunior

        I love that comment. Can’t wait to say it at work. “helf kare”

  • Jenkem Huffington

    Socialized medicine and diversity…. what could possibly go wrong?

    • Rhialto

      Note that because the UK government provided the medical care, the patients cannot sue for damages, or so it seems. Any comments from UK legal types on this matter would be appreciated.

      • Ngati Pakeha

        I can advise you that it is possible to seek civil damages. I can tell you first hand it is extremely time consuming and ergo expensive. Solicitors working on contingency payment are not as plentiful as in the US. Assuming the victims in the story are not financially well off this would probably mean they need to apply for legal aid. Legal Aid is very hard to get for civil matters and especially so regarding government institutions that have their own complaint mechanism. If you invoke tort action the NHS complaint resolution avenue ceases. Tort action in the UK is almost the exclusive domain of the wealthy. Hope this helps.

        • Rhialto

          Thanks for the pertinent info.

        • Rhialto


    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      Socialized medicine has worked very well in every country that has had it. At least until “Diversity” brought in so many new patients. I lived in a former part of Yugoslavia delivering health care in the new Republic of Slovenia. The socialized medicine system they have had there is far better than mess we have here. I have written about it many times over the years here. However, no system, including our care for corporate and investor profit can survive onslaughts of immigrants.

      • kjh64

        Yes, but let Slovenia have all of America’s Blacks and Mexicans and see how well it works.Their socialized medical system would go down the toilet pronto.

        • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

          That WAS my point!

      • Jenkem Huffington

        Naught for nothing, but there’s a reason those communist countries are nearly third world standard of living. I’ll take freedom over “security” every day of the week. Keep your socialism. Marxism/communism/collectivism is NOT what made America great.

  • Ngati Pakeha

    I can smell the curry in the wards GM. I went in and had to see a cardiologist the other day. The receptionist told me that Mr. (I love it how surgeons are called Mr. as opposed to Dr.) Singh, or whatever was running late. I told her to forget it.

  • Paul

    You know. After years of reading these articles I really don’t even feel angry towards these blacks anymore. If a person released a bunch of silverback gorillas into the streets of New York City, who would you charge with the damage they did? Would you charge the gorillas or the person that released them?

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      Bad argument. Because if the gorilla escapes from the zoo and then attacks me, I will have to kill it. And gorillas escaping from the zoo is the better analogy.

  • watling

    Just in case any of you missed the photo of Annette Jackson:

    • jeffaral

      How happy I am! I was just looking for a girlfriend. I am White, green eyed, slim, good looking. I hope she will be interested in me. How can I contact this beautiful girl?

      • watling

        Go to London. You’ll have hundreds of thousands just like her to choose from.

        If afterwards you decide to go back to white you’ll need to look outside London.

  • watling

    You don’t need any qualifications to be a healthcare assistant in the UK. That’s right, no medical training is required. You’re supposed to have a school leaver’s level of Maths and English but I expect they waive that if you’re black or brown.

    These jobs naturally attract third worlders who have been imported into the UK en masse to help destroy it by a succession of anti-British governments dancing to the EUSSR tune. As a lot of HA jobs are in the public sector the commie powers that be prefer third worlders so they can boost their ethnic headcount. If you’re white British you’re at a disadvantage.

    HA pay is pretty low but to someone just off the boat from Somalia it must seem like a fortune and the government will give you most of your tax back in the form of tax credits.

    Sadly it’s the old folks who suffer. Like the rest of us they struggle to understand African ebonics.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    When I was ill as a nineteen year old man, I was put into the geriatric women’s ward in Whipps Cross hospital. I think that says a lot about the state of the NHS.

    I wasn’t in a state to mind and the old ladies were nice and kind to me but looking back at it, that showed a real lack of concern for the dignity of their patients. Ultimately, old, rundown buildings and equipment are forgivable, lack of caring isn’t. I fear that in the modern NHS far too much emphasis is given on bureaucratic buzzwords and too little emphasis on old fashioned compassion.

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

    Let me take you by the hand; Slavery was like a zoo, they were contained and fed and kept relatively happy. Then we “emancipated” them.

    Anyway, I am against any notion of revenge against whites for alleged misconducts. The communists were able to successfully retrain their adversaries in communist countries, don’t you think we could succeed at changing minds as well as the communists?

  • ncpride

    Good for you, and you’re exactly right. We did the same for my grandmother when she was in a nursing home. There was rarely a day went by that one of us wasn’t there. We made sure she was well taken care of, and had everything she needed. It’s up to loved ones to make sure their elderly relatives are not abused, because no one else will.

  • William Allingham

    the teaching from this situation is that if you spend your whole life pretending that race doesn’t matter and watching NWO owned TV, at the end, reality will bite you back and when you think you are done and had a good, superficial life, you will be attacked by these demons which you tried to ignore, just when you more vulnerable are.

    most whites live their lives pretending they dont see a black shadow in their societies

    I prefer to be alone in the fight for beauty and civilization than lose myself among the forces of indiscriminate non-existence.

    if liberals have the nerve to fight for imposing ugliness and perversion on everyone then I don’t need a moral justification for defending white culture even if it was only for myself.

    Virtus facet viros fortes et fortuna fortes adiuvat.