Tuesday, July 07, 2009

They've Come Over Here ...

.. to do both the jobs the natives don't want to do :

An NHS nurse who was employed full-time at two hospitals 150 miles apart has been suspended for a year at a conduct hearing.

Athene Baiete-Coker worked at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales and for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London for almost a year.

When it became too much, the 32-year-old took sick and annual leave from one hospital to work at the other.

Hmmm. At best you do have to question her judgement. At worst ...

Ms Baiete-Coker, who moved from Sierra Leone to Cardiff with her family when she was 14, said she was already working at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) when she accepted the other job. She said she wanted to be in London where her fiance lived, but her mother in Cardiff became ill with a brain tumour and she had to look after her.

"In my culture, the eldest automatically becomes the main provider or sole provider," she said, "Because my mum was a single parent it was always left to me."

Ms Baiete-Coker said her brother suffered from mental illness after a racist attack and was unable to work.
Hmm. Single parents, a culture that leaves it all to her, brain tumours, racist attacks - she never had a little lamb but it was sure to die. What a most unfortunate woman.

Suspending her for a year, Ms Alderwick said her offences showed a degree of planning and premeditation.

But she added: "We accept she was naive, foolish and stupid rather than rotten to the core".