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Cook: Pleas ignored

TIM SLINGER, [email protected]

Cook: Pleas ignored

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A FORMER NURSING HOME worker who witnessed the beating and taunting of an elderly woman, which was captured on video, said she repeatedly pleaded with the offending caregiver to stop the abuse of the patient.

Shakila Stoute, who was from last March employed as the cook with the Roseville nursing home in Durants, Christ Church, said the abuse of 84-year-old Jasmine Hall began on the morning of April 28, prior to the secret video recording carried out by an auxiliary nurse later in the day, which eventually went viral with more than two million views on Facebook.

”It all started on April 28, around 9:15 (a.m.). The patient, Jasmine Hall, was struck with a ruler numerous times by the same nurse that you can see in the video.

“I was in the kitchen and I heard her (Hall) saying, ‘Stop it, stop it’ numerous times. I came out of the kitchen and I said to the nurse (calling her by name), ‘What are you doing? Kindly stop hitting Jasmine, ’cause you would not like anyone to do that to your mother’,” Stoute told the DAILY NATION yesterday. (TS)

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