Whipps Cross nurses sentenced

Three former Healthcare Assistants at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone are sentenced today after being found guilty of abusing elderly patients.

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Jail for Whipps Cross abuse nurses

Sharmilla Gunda received a 5 month prison term Credit: Met Police
Annette Jackson received a 2 month suspended sentence Credit: Met Police
Akousa Sakiywaa received a one year jail term Credit: Met Police

Three female Heathcare Assistants who abused and neglected elderly patients in their care at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone received jail terms today.

They were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court this afternoon. Akousa Sakiywaa received 12 months in prison for four counts of ill treatment and neglect, while Sharmilla Gunda received 5 months and Annette Jackson was handed a 2 month term.

Detective Sergeant Tammy Dempsey from the MPS Community Safety Unit in Waltham Forest said: "These three women had a responsibility for the welfare of those who were under there care.

" The public and families of these elderly patients have a right to expect that they will be treated with respect and looked after in an appropriate manner. Gunda, Jackson and Sakyiwaa let everyone down and it's right that they have been found guilty at court.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who had the courage to come forward and report these offences and give their evidence in court."


Whipps Cross nurses to be sentenced for abuse

Three female healthcare assistants found guilty of abusing elderly patient at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London will be sentenced today.

Akousa Sakyiwaa, Annette Jackson, and Sharmila Gunda were found guilty of ill-treatment or willful neglect of patients between February and April last year.

Gunda was also convicted of assault by beating following the trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in June.

The three women were charged following a Metropolitan Police inquiry into the hospital after a student nurse acted as a whistleblower.

They will appear again at Snaresbrook Crown Court today for sentencing.

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