Christian Nurse, Sarah Kuteh, Fired from Hospital for Praying With Patients and Talking About her Faith


A Christian nurse has been fired by England’s National Health Service after several patients allegedly complained that she spoke about Jesus Christ with them, though the nurse insists she simply offered to pray with patients and comforted those who voluntarily spoke about religion.

The MailOnline reports that Sister Sarah Kuteh, who has over 15 years of experience, mostly in intensive care, was fired by the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust after several complaints came in that she discussed religion with parents.

Kuteh, who is now suing for unfair dismissal from her job at Darent Valley hospital in Dartford, Kent, asked: “How could telling anyone about Jesus Christ really be harmful to any patient?”

The nurse added that she was required to complete a questionnaire with patients as part of her job, with one of the questions specifically asking about religion.

She continued: “Most of (the patients) have had life changing, some of them have told me devastating diagnosis.

“I am very passionate about nursing — it gives me an opportunity to step into the patents’ shoes and encourage them and empower them and make them realize things aren’t as bad as it might seem.”

Kuteh explained that sometimes she talked about the peace she has found in Jesus Christ with patients who were “feeling really, really devastated” about their conditions, and would offer to pray with them before operations.

“I reassure them on the basis of the joy and peace I have found in the Lord,” she said.

NHS insisted that several patients complained that the nurse was “preaching” to them, however, and that she continued doing so even after she was asked to stop.

A spokesman for Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust said a statement: “We have a duty to our patients to ensure that when they are at their most vulnerable, they are not exposed to the unsolicited beliefs and/or views of others, religious or otherwise.

The spokesman added: “Following several complaints from patients and a warning which did not result in any change in behaviour, we feel we have acted appropriately in the management of this case.”

The nurse claimed that the only religious discussions she had was with patients who voluntarily asked for it, however.

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