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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Health worker sacked for making cheeky joke as she straddled naked patient was unfairly dismissed

A nurse who cracked a saucy joke as she helped to restrain a patient having an epileptic fit was unfairly fired, the Appeal Court has ruled. Laura Bowater, 34, quipped, 'It's been a few months since I have been in this position with a man underneath me' as she straddled his naked body while doctors tried to give him an injection. The trousers of the 'extremely strong' 31-year-old patient had been removed so doctors could inject his buttock and Ms Bowater sat on his ankles to control his flailing legs.

So reports the Daily Mail. They go on to say that a panel at Watford Employment Tribunal upheld her unfair dismissal claim but North West London Hospitals NHS Trust successfully challenged it at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The NHS Trust did what? Who works for these outfits? Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, herself a former nurse, called the sacking insane. I get the impression that insanity is a top requisite for working in the NHS these days.

These are the great and the good who run this trust. Any of them put down insanity as a CV page turner? They should hang their heads in shame.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353595/Nurse-Laura-Bowater-sacked-lewd-comments-unfairly-dismissed.html#ixzz1D80aGG2e


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