Filipino Nurse Jonathan Aquino Jailed after an Exposed Leaked Video of Assault
Hard to accept but Nurse Jonathan Aquino is a Filipino nurse working in UK who was jailed after assaulting acts toward his Dementia patient has been caught on tape.
It was the daughter, Jason Worroll who hid the camera and witnessed all the alarming acts toward her mother, Maria.
First, Nurse Aquino was seen to first strike her face followed by slapping her arms a couple times then ended hitting her abdomen four times.
Such acts contributed to his state of being guilty of “dreadful breach of trust” as explained by Judge Henry Blacksell QC with an 18 month sentence in jail.
The Filipino Nurse in the Institution
For most of the reasons, family members house their elderly relative in a particular institution to let the professionals deal with the situations for proper care and attention. Other than that is also the reason that such acts done by Nurse Aquino might as well happen.
Too much emotion might get on their way forgetting the right things they are supposed to do. That patience might be gone in the middle of a situation then temper replaces until a horrible act is done.
What Nurse Aquino has done was totally unexpected who is supposed to be a professional and should know what is the right thing to do. Now the public is concerned with the idea of treating elderly and vulnerable in institutions like this.
Any situation similar to this should be held to account.
13 thoughts on “Filipino Nurse Jonathan Aquino Jailed after an Exposed Leaked Video of Assault”
I am not the nurse but when I looked at the video it was shocking. He was giving personal care to the resident on his own in legality he should work with collegues .It’s difficult of doing the task on your own especially of giving care to vulnerable people. The employer should recruit enough staff and give the right wages. Looking after the vulnerable people need to have a more patience and compassion. These are the lessons learned not only nurses and carers as well as the employers. They will provide more staff so they can give a quality care to the individuals that we supported.
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Im a filipino nurse working in UK for nearly 11 yrs,Jonathan Aquino’s behaviour is unacceptable,,my father died of dementia 2 yrs ago in the philippines ,they are hard to take care but we need to be patient and understanding to them they don’t know what happening around them,..watching the video and how he manage that elderly lady with dementia is horrific,and put me in tears.Not only you put filipino nurses in shame.Where is your values??we are known to take care of our elderly.
this is completely unacceptable – we need however, to be aware that employing people at minimum wage or even the latest Apprentice care assistance levels which will pay £2 per hour – how are we going to prevent the less ethical employer taking the apprentice on at this level of pay and then prevent this kind of behaviour- i truly wish we would return to the hospital care for people – at least then there were more witnesses along with better physical and nutritional care
This man is a huge embarrassment to Filipino healthcare providers here in UK.
From local news, aquino might have been a nurse but according to uk records, he is not a registered nurse in the uk, it seems that he is working as a carer or healthcare assistant in the nursing home.
I wonder whether nurses who come to the UK are briefed and trained as to what kind of people they would be caring for. These are vulnerable patients. Dementia, Alzheimers patients are helpless and rely fully on the kindness and professionalism of their carers. Treat them like you would want yourself to be treated if you became in that position….
Such a shameful act!
If you dont like caring, dont go in the caring and nursing profession!
Anong nangyari na sa nursing practices natin sa Pinas. Bihira lang akong makarinig ng ganyang incident.
Association Statement regarding Jonathan Aquino
For Immediate Dissemination
19 April 2012
The Philippine Nurses Association of the United Kingdom, as the official professional organization of Filipino Nurses in the UK, would like to make it clear that based on our official record of members, Jonathan Aquino is not a nurse member of the association.
While we are deeply saddened by this isolated and upsetting news. We would like to emphasize the high quality of nursing care provided for by Filipino nurses as evidenced in and experienced by the greater public. This is also highlighted and manifested in the high number of Philippine trained nurses employed by various government and non-government healthcare service providers in the United Kingdom and other countries.
The Philippine Nurses Association of UK, as the official and recognized professional association of Filipino Nurses in the UK, would like to seek the general public’s forbearance and consideration in so far as quickly generalizing the same manner of nursing practice and behavior for the Filipino nurse at large. We are asking the public to refrain from making sweeping statements about any Filipino nurse or any Filipino for that matter. We believe that this is an isolated case and would like instead learn from it. Furthermore, we would like to ask that impartiality be given to any Filipino individual and any preconception on character, behavior or work ethics be suspended.
Finally, we would like to make it clear that Filipino nurses have been trained to the highest standards of nursing service and that members of the association are always reminded of and encouraged to practice the timeless values of excellence, honor and integrity in service. As highly esteemed members of the association, we will and will always be governed by our moral and professional integrity and values.
Philippine Nurses Association of United Kingdom (PNA UK)
Im not a nurse myself but I live in the UK and work in the UK. I know Filipinos are naturally patient and caring…. My friends and I are just finding it shocking and shameful.
On the other side of this issue is looking at the care agency who employed him (and the others who were mentioned in Panorama), and the care home itself. What steps were taken to ensure their employees were trained and briefed and had good standard supervision.
I have heard of stories that Filipinos/nas are getting paid so little money to work as a carer and are always being taken advantaged of, or lied to by unscrupulous agencies.
I condemn the act, but I also believe and think, that legally the home and the agency are in part at responsible.
nakakahiya grabe .