Hospital staff saddened by incident involving nurse
Created : 11 June 2018
A screenshot from the video post showing the alleged assault between a nurse and patient.
Nursing staff at the Psychiatric Hospital in Black Rock have expressed dismay at the wounding incident allegedly involving a nurse and a patient of the institution.
Last week, a video made the rounds on social media showing a male nurse in uniform allegedly assaulting a male patient. The 43-long video allegedly showed the nurse repeatedly striking the patient, who appeared somewhat confused and did not retaliate.
Last Wednesday, 31-year-old nurse Jason Jamal Phillips appeared in the District A Magistrate Court to answer to the charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Alden King.
The resident of #1C Madison Terrace, Deacons Farm, St. Michael, who has since been suspended from working at the Hospital, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was released on $15,000 bail. He is set to return to court on October 30, 2018.
A source close to Loop News commented briefly on the alleged incident which has garnered much attention from the public on a number of social media platforms.
The source, who is employed as a nurse, said the nursing fraternity at the Psychiatric Hospital is saddened. The nurse described Phillips as a good nurse who is dedicated to his job.
The source also speculated that Phillips will be terminated from his job in the near future.