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NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by SIRTee15: 9:42am On May 22, 2019
A nurse who offered a bible to a cancer patient and encouraged him to sing The Lord is My Shepherd was fairly dismissed, a court has ruled.

Sarah Kuteh was given the sack from her job at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, in 2016 for repeatedly talking to patients about her faith and handing out a bible, in breach of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) rules.


A ruling, published last week by the Court of Appeal, stated that on June 3 2016 a patient at the hospital had complained about Ms Kuteh's conduct.

The court heard how the patient likened the incident to a 'Monty Python skit', which he said was 'very bizarre' - in which she encouraged him to sing along with Psalm 23 with her.

The ruling, which upheld a decision that she was fairly dismissed by the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, stated: "On 20 June 2016, the Complaints Department noted a call from a patient being treated for cancer concerning his assessment by the Claimant on 3 June 2016.

"He had replied "open minded" to the question on the form concerning religion and alleged the Claimant had told him that the only way he could get to the Lord was through Jesus.

"(She) told him she would give him her bible if he did not have one; gripped his hand tightly and said a prayer that was very intense and went "on and on"; and asked him to sing Psalm 23 [The Lord is My Shepherd] after which he was so astounded that he had sung the first verse with her.

"He described the encounter as 'very bizarre' and 'like a Monty Python skit'.

The court documents also point to a number of other incidents, in which Ms Kuteh told a bowel cancer patient in April 2016 'that if he prayed to God he would have a better chance of survival'

Another complaint, again in April 2016, came from a patient who said Ms Kuteh 'spent more time talking about religion than doing the assessment', and another, the same month, came from a patient who said they didn't want to see Ms Koteh as they 'didn't like preaching'.

Miss Kuteh, a 50-year-old mum of three, was suspended from her job in June 2016 and sacked for gross misconduct in August the same year, with her dismissal upheld by an employment tribunal later the same year.

She appealed the ruling of the tribunal in 2017, but failed in her bid to have her sacking overturned, but was allowed to work as a nurse again in July last year after her working restrictions were lifted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Ms Kuteh, however, appealed for a second time against her sacking to the Court of Appeal - saying the employment tribunal had 'failed to consider the correct interpretation of the NMC Code and the distinction between appropriate and inappropriate expressions of religious beliefs'.

She also said the tribunal had failed to acknowledge that Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights - Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs - was 'applicable' and to 'consider the fact-sensitive distinction between true evangelism and improper proselytism'.

Judges at the Court of Appeal, however, rejected the nurse's most recent appeal, saying she was not unfairly dismissed in a ruling published last week.

The Christian Legal Centre - which represents Ms Kuteh - said she is currently in discussion with her legal team to consider her next step.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/21/nhs-nurse-offered-bible-cancer-patient-loses-appeal-tribunal/

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Skyfornia(m): 9:50am On May 22, 2019
What is her crime again?...this cannot happen in Nigeria.
Almost every hospital in Nigeria conduct morning devotion at least once every week...praying, praising, dancing and singing to God.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by kaen1317: 9:57am On May 22, 2019
Sacked by man but applauded by God.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Nobody: 9:57am On May 22, 2019
Belief is the death of reasoning.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by royalamour(m): 9:57am On May 22, 2019
Crazy humans.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by ayanleye12(m): 9:57am On May 22, 2019
This is weird guess that wouldn't happen in Nigeria

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by GeoAfrikana(m): 9:57am On May 22, 2019
Didn't she know the code before accepting the job?

It's only in Nigeria, Kenya and some other barbaric African countries that people will be constituting public nuisance in the name of religion.

For example, they get to government office in the morning and start chanting religious songs in congregation. In fact thry turn the office to a mini-worship place for the next 15-30mins. Time that the government pays them for because it believes that they are already working.

it's normal, as a religious person, for you to pray before leaving your home or on getting to work. But you can simply do that silently and personally. Did God tell you that he won't accept your prayers until you shout, constitute nuisance and violate people's privacy?

And come to think of it, missionary hospitals outnumber government hospitals in many parts of the country. If these claims of miracle were true they shouldn't have had any need to build those hospitals.

I think she deserves it. Yes she does. Good for her, and a lesson to others.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by dukie25: 9:58am On May 22, 2019
I have no sympathy for the woman. When in Rome act like a Roman.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Uyi168: 9:58am On May 22, 2019
Skyfornia:
What is her crime again?...this cannot happen in Nigeria.
Almost every hospital in Nigeria conduct morning devotion at least once every week...praying, praising, dancing and singing to God.
..
And if these praises,dancing ,prayers actually work,ambulances would have been taking sick people to churches..
undecided

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by puresaint(m): 9:58am On May 22, 2019
This is no offense for me!

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by jaxxy(m): 9:58am On May 22, 2019
It’s not a crime to offer sm1 a Bible or any books pls. If she failed in carrying out her necessary medical care then we have a case. Talking to sm1 is still motivation

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by comradee1248: 9:59am On May 22, 2019
Antichrist on the move

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by iammo(m): 9:59am On May 22, 2019
cool



british introduced us to the bible, i wonder why they are now grumpy about it

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Dongreat(m): 9:59am On May 22, 2019
Skyfornia:
What is her crime again?...this cannot happen in Nigeria.
Almost every hospital in Nigeria conduct morning devotion at least once every week...praying, praising, dancing and singing to God.

Of course it can’t cos Nigerians are bloody religious and not Godly. Did it occur to her that the patients she’s trying to convinced have their separate faith and it should be respected? She was brought up to be a Christian and so are the patients from birth but different religions and that should be 100% respected. Why is she trying to exploit their vulnerability and convince em to change knowing they probably will do such not cos they wanted to willingly but a fools joke to beat the deadly sickness each are suffering.

Only in Nigeria cos when you rush a patient to the hospital early in the morning instead of he/she to be attended to the over religious nurses will ask you to wait until morning devotion is over, ignorance of their profession and first minutes actions to emergency.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Truthbites: 9:59am On May 22, 2019
I concur
Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Humility017(m): 10:00am On May 22, 2019
Skyfornia:
What is her crime again?...this cannot happen in Nigeria.
Almost every hospital in Nigeria conduct morning devotion at least once every week...praying, praising, dancing and singing to God.

and still our corruption and wickedness stick to high heavens

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Nobody: 10:00am On May 22, 2019
lol thank God,this wasn't in naija.
C.A.N for don jump up

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by udemzyudex(m): 10:00am On May 22, 2019
Well if it goes against the law governing them then no wahala,she broke the law and punishment was served.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by PennywysCares(m): 10:00am On May 22, 2019
well, what can the world is full of confusion

my mother got healed from a fetal illness through the prayer of a pastor
at the expense of nothing. i still believe that miracle is possible

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by feldido(m): 10:00am On May 22, 2019
Skyfornia:
What is her crime again?...this cannot happen in Nigeria.
Almost every hospital in Nigeria conduct morning devotion at least once every week...praying, praising, dancing and singing to God.

Hehehehe... Seems that Nursing code does not apply to Nigerian Nurses.

These nurses will waste one's precious time to sing and dance before you will see the doctor.

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by evoblaze(m): 10:01am On May 22, 2019
SIRTee15:
A nurse who offered a bible to a cancer patient and encouraged him to sing The Lord is My Shepherd was fairly dismissed, a court has ruled.

Sarah Kuteh was given the sack from her job at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, in 2016 for repeatedly talking to patients about her faith and handing out a bible, in breach of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) rules.


A ruling, published last week by the Court of Appeal, stated that on June 3 2016 a patient at the hospital had complained about Ms Kuteh's conduct.

The court heard how the patient likened the incident to a 'Monty Python skit', which he said was 'very bizarre' - in which she encouraged him to sing along with Psalm 23 with her.

The ruling, which upheld a decision that she was fairly dismissed by the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, stated: "On 20 June 2016, the Complaints Department noted a call from a patient being treated for cancer concerning his assessment by the Claimant on 3 June 2016.

"He had replied "open minded" to the question on the form concerning religion and alleged the Claimant had told him that the only way he could get to the Lord was through Jesus.

"(She) told him she would give him her bible if he did not have one; gripped his hand tightly and said a prayer that was very intense and went "on and on"; and asked him to sing Psalm 23 [The Lord is My Shepherd] after which he was so astounded that he had sung the first verse with her.

"He described the encounter as 'very bizarre' and 'like a Monty Python skit'.

The court documents also point to a number of other incidents, in which Ms Kuteh told a bowel cancer patient in April 2016 'that if he prayed to God he would have a better chance of survival'

Another complaint, again in April 2016, came from a patient who said Ms Kuteh 'spent more time talking about religion than doing the assessment', and another, the same month, came from a patient who said they didn't want to see Ms Koteh as they 'didn't like preaching'.

Miss Kuteh, a 50-year-old mum of three, was suspended from her job in June 2016 and sacked for gross misconduct in August the same year, with her dismissal upheld by an employment tribunal later the same year.

She appealed the ruling of the tribunal in 2017, but failed in her bid to have her sacking overturned, but was allowed to work as a nurse again in July last year after her working restrictions were lifted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


Ms Kuteh, however, appealed for a second time against her sacking to the Court of Appeal - saying the employment tribunal had 'failed to consider the correct interpretation of the NMC Code and the distinction between appropriate and inappropriate expressions of religious beliefs'.

She also said the tribunal had failed to acknowledge that Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights - Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs - was 'applicable' and to 'consider the fact-sensitive distinction between true evangelism and improper proselytism'.

Judges at the Court of Appeal, however, rejected the nurse's most recent appeal, saying she was not unfairly dismissed in a ruling published last week.

The Christian Legal Centre - which represents Ms Kuteh - said she is currently in discussion with her legal team to consider her next step.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/21/nhs-nurse-offered-bible-cancer-patient-loses-appeal-tribunal/


what on earth could be her crime for spreading the gospel.
this country is a sh!t hole

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Re: NHS Nurse Who Offered Bible To A Cancer Patient 'rightly Sacked' says court by Realwvn(m): 10:02am On May 22, 2019
A sensible christian society would give this woman a flocking freaking firking Job right away

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