It's just been announced that an NHS nurse has been found guilty for murdering some of his patients. Victorino Chua was jailed for life after being convicted of killing two patients at
Hill Hospital Stockport, Greater Manchester. The police have found
out that it's possible that Mr Chua didn't even have an approved nursing
qualification anyway. He wrote a chilling confession letter that shows that he
killed people simply as a way of letting off steam; "There's a devil in
me!" he says, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32795255.
Of course there have always been nurses, and other health care professionals,
who kill in the course of their duties, but it seems that this is becoming more
and more common. In fact it's barely twenty years ago that a notorious nursing serial
killer was caught; Beverly Allitt, the so-called "Angel of Death",
had murdered four children on the acute paediatric ward in Lincolnshire
where she served as a state-enrolled nurse. She had also attempted to murder
three others and had seriously injured six more; some were left with permanent
disabilities as a consequence, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCrhsqFlXHk.
The Oxford Radcliffe Trust, the management of my old hospital, seems to have
been particularly badly hit. In 2006 a staff nurse Benjamin Green was convicted
of murdering two patients and injuring fifteen others at the
in Banbury, part of OxRad, see: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/4756905.stm.
At my own unit, the Horton
General Hospital we have yet to have our
first murder, but we have had a spate of horrific non-lethal violent crimes
committed by nurses. Most recently Andrew Hutchinson, a man I knew, was found
to be a serial rapist who targeted unconscious women in the Emergency
Department, see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3057742/Nurse-29-filmed-raping-two-female-patients-anaesthetic-worked-Oxford-s-John-Radcliffe-Hospital-jailed-18-years.html.
Amazingly I remember how John Radcliffe
once reprimanded me for using a bedpan base as a container for cleaning detergent;
his cheek is unbelievable! Another man I knew in the very same department was
Oliver Balicao; he was sacked after having sex with a sixteen year old girl in
the hospital toilets. He was cleared of rape, but following an investigation he
went on to be convicted of raping two other girls at the JRH, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-11914580.
Can that be coincidence? How many offenders like these, and worse, are walking
round on the loose, yet to be caught. Will we get our first murder at some
point? Being a conspiracy theorist I have to ask if there's some kind of mind
control operation going on. It makes me laugh... because if it didn't I would
cry... when I hear the Daily Mail ask
about why nothing was done to investigate Andrew Hutchinson because for three
years they had suspected him of "inappropriate behaviour." Perhaps
they were too busy sacking porters for making comedy videos with their friends,
When I was a theatre porter some of the staff also suggested that I should not
be working there because of my "erratic behaviour", like watching Teletubbies on TV and saying that I was
proud to be a porter. In the end I was forcibly transferred out of the
department; more on that another day. It is interesting that all the most
serious crimes committed in NHS hospitals are being committed by civilians. If
it is not nurses then it is doctors like the serial killer Dr Harold Shipman.
Also security guards at the JRH were always being arrested for violent actions,
fraud or theft etc. I know of no misdemeanour as grievous as the ones I've
reported on ever being carried out by an NHS porter. However, when some adverse
incident did happen at the hospital the fingers always pointed at the porters first before any investigation had
even begun. Just goes to show, doesn't it? Another overall effect of Victorino
Chua's murder spree is the increase in Big Brother surveillance in NHS hospitals
and that nurses have to police each other when handling certain drugs or
carrying out certain procedures, see the article about Chua linked above and
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The fliers for this year's St Theo's Day are finished. Pretty soon I shall print and distribute them. This year, as with last year, I have produced two different fliers, one for the Oxfordshire hospitals on my doorstep; and another to be distributed to other institutions around the country. I will send the second national flier by post, addressed to the Porters in those institutions.