Nurse sentenced to 12 weeks jail for assaulting man at SPH-owned nursing home

A nurse was sentenced to 12 weeks’ jail after punching an elderly resident at the SPH-owned Orange Valley Nursing Home.

On 21 Nov 21 last year, Filipino Bernardo JR Perdido Ramos was distributing bedsheets and pillowcases to residents at the home. During his rounds, his trolley accidentally hit the bed of the 77-year-old victim.

The elderly man then shouted: “Who disturb me?” before Ramos approached the victim and replied: “Why? Me! Why? Me!” This resulted in the victim hitting Ramos once on his chest.

Ramos then retaliated by punching the patient four or five times on his face, resulting in the elderly man – who suffered from dementia – falling back on his bed.

Even as his colleague – nursing assistant Dasanayak Achchillage Saman Kumara – confronted him, Ramos hit the victim one or two more times on the face before leaving the room. Mr Kumara then checked on the elderly man and asked him what had happened.

Although the elderly man did not reply, Mr Kumara saw that there was bleeding and a cut on the patient’s ear. In addition, the victim’s left eye was swollen and red.

Mr Kumara left the room with the intention to inform his supervisor, but Ramos looked at him threateningly and told him not to do so.

About an hour after the incident, the victim was shown some male staff in order to identify his assailant. However, he could not identify his attacker due to his dementia.

Eventually, a nursing manager later lodged a police report 3 days later.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Benjamin Samynathan said that Ramos had abused the trust reposed in him as a nurse, and had attacked a vulnerable victim who was both elderly and sick.

“There was no need to resort to force in the circumstances. He should have apologised for knocking his trolley into the victim’s bed frame instead of asking, ‘Why you accuse me?’”

Defence lawyer Ong Pang Meng said that Ramos had been working in Singapore for 12 years and had been fired after the incident. He added that Ramos was unlikely to find another job and asked for a short custodial sentence.

In sentencing Ramos, District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim noted that there was a “severe breach of trust”. He said, “We are talking about a 77-year-old patient of the home who has dementia. Yes he may have hit (Ramos)… (Ramos) overreacted, and overreacted disproportionately.”

 

 

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18 Responses to “Nurse sentenced to 12 weeks jail for assaulting man at SPH-owned nursing home”

  • rukidding:

    Replace this 77yo and put Holy Jinx instead .

    What do you think will happen ???

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  • Bapak:

    I bet it will be dead sentence for the nurse. They need to kill chicken to scare monkey. Many years ago, the House Speaker’s jag car was scratched outside Kuan Ying Temple because he refused a valet park service. One phone call, the whole SEE Ai Dee was mobilized rounded up & turned the whole underground world upside down forcing criminals to go against criminals to hand over THAT man. And he was ‘forwarded’.

    Same thing happened when one very important gatekeeper from that place next to Isetan Orchard accidentally left a bunch of locking skeleton closet door keys on a public food place after his lunch. The whole underground world was “warn” if they cant find the keys for them within one hour trouble will come to them. And it was “found & forwarded” within 30 min.

    One time, a man went to karaoke. His mobile was stolen. He knew one of the girls did it but don’t know who. He put $500 on the table & told the bouncer, he will walk away doesn’t want to know who just want his mobile with all his business contact back. And that girl can take the $500. He came back from toilet still no phone return. Finally, he called his gang. Two gangsters came told the bouncer if within 5 min no phone return they will go there to “play” every night. Can they afford it? Immediately someone shouted from backroom said they found the mobile phone in one dustbin outside the ktv room.

    Did you see the similarity? Do you thing PAP is more dangerous or the mafia gang is more dangerous? I am sure you know the answer. Vote wisely.

    rukidding:
    Replace this 77yo and put Holy Jinx instead .

    What do you think will happen ???

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  • a PG:

    This is the result of our white millionaire$ elite$ for dying so much to bring in foreign trashes (FTs) here. The FTs are here to make good money so that they can build beautiful houses when they go back to their homelands (countries). That is their first priority. When taking care of the sicks and elderly, you simply cannot bring in “trashes” with different cultures and backgrounds, they are going to kill our patients. I wonder how many cases of these sorts of abuses and tortures to our patients here.

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  • LIONS:

    Frankly,not being racial but peenoise working here are getting arrogant these days unlike in the past.

    Even pinoy maids are becoming arrogant.
    What to do if your own gahmen look down on you?

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  • 有难人民当,有福人民行动党自己享:

    He’s has been working in sg for 12 years! Then he must already be a PR or new citizen.

    Any foreign-born who is a PR or new citizen should have the status revoked if he’d broken our law and sentenced to jail.

    If he can beat up a defenceless elderly so badly, how many other patients has he bullied? If the nursing manager hasn’t lodged a police report, he’d have gotten off scot-free. How did he remain in sg as a nurse for 12 long years? Only pap knows.

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  • No Dafts or Dogs Allowed:

    Wo…wo…wo. This pinoy SOB is going to shit the living daylights out of himself with a gorilla’s mid-finger up into his ass.

    rukidding:
    Replace this 77yo and put Holy Jinx instead .

    What do you think will happen ???

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  • ganeshsk:

    LION-”Frankly,not being racial but peenoise working here are getting arrogant these days unlike in the past.”

    JUST LIKE The PAP AFTER RUNNING SG FOR LAST 50 OVER YEARS.

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  • My Goodness !!!!:

    If as a “nurse” can so easily lose control, over-reacted over such a trivial matter, inflicted such horrible physical harm on a frail old man he was duty bound to give all the care he can.

    Not to mention continue to assault the bed ridden defenseless invalid in the full glare of his colleague, felt no remorse but to threaten his colleague to not report the incident, and cowardly not dare to own up what he did later during the line-up.

    Was he hoping to still continue working in that hospital as a nurse?

    What else might he have done in the past 12 years to his patients but not reported ?

    working in Singapore for 12 years

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  • just jail, no rotan?:

    in jail he will probably kena 10x worse than what he inflicted on that poor defenceless patient.
    hope the o
    ther prisoners see to it.
    no excuse inflicting such serious harm.
    did you all notice, the sentence so moderate..if sgporean sure kena eorse

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  • just jail, no rotan?:

    error..shd read
    if sgporean sure kena worse.

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  • 12 weeks only? No rottan?:

    Wonder what other evil deeds he had done and was not caught.

    Maybe pouring some of his urine into the water? Or add extra of his saliva into the foods?

    I think 12 weeks is too light. I think 12 months with a stroke of rottan will be good.

    May we should have to pay these foreign thrashes million of dollars so they will not be “corrupted” and will not commit “severe breach of trust”. That is what our gahment is doing. What do you think?

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  • quality of sieving out 'fakes:

    //Any foreign-born who is a PR or new citizen should have the status revoked if he’d broken our law and sentenced to jail.//

    hahaha. could it be that there are many of them (fake qualifications and credentials ?) ? do the white idiots have the will to really revisit past assessment ? if too many ‘fakes’ have been discovered, how that does signal the quality of sieving out ‘fakes’ in the approving process for PRs and new citizens ?

    could these ‘fakes’ already hold positions of influence for them to nudge key decisions in the favor of their own kakis (those already here and many more back home) treating true-blue sinkies as very daft and who can be managed easily ?

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  • Bobo:

    “12 weeks jail for assaulting man at SPH-owned nursing home”? This sentence is too cheap and light. Peeno had forgotten that all the patients there are his big bosses who paid for his salary to take good care of them. Orange Valley Nursing Home hired him on behalf of the all patients. What action can this Old man family take after he was being bitten up by FW? Three counts of offence there. One is assault elderly at Nursing home (a very serious offence as a nurse). Second offence is threatening colleague. Third is attempt to cover up. Can the family appeal for heavier sentence in this case?

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  • Under pay over work ?:

    Hey man ,

    We also have a local father who fake 鬼上身 spiritual possession to coerce his daughter’s female friends to blow for him.

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  • The Sin City:

    LIONS:
    Frankly,not being racial but peenoise working here are getting arrogant these days unlike in the past.

    Even pinoy maids are becoming arrogant.
    What to do if your own gahmen look down on you?

    You ask the dishonorable clown prince, he emboldened these cheap crooks to bite the hands that feed him.

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  • KristenBrandtEssenceOfChickens:

    Ramos go be male stripper. Filippino men very good at this.

    Yours sincerely

    White Auntie Kristen Brandt Essence of Chicken Shit

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  • Ridiculous:

    Strange that such an abuse case warrants jail term while a similar child abuse case by the maid happened in 2013-2014 did not warrant a jail term but gotten a warning in lieu of persecution. So many in lieu but no off in lieu for those who reported the case and the helpful/altrusitic. Or maybe the law making body has restructured or laws had changed for the harsher since I am not sure. Fyi both defendants mentioned are also Filipinos. And the story mentioned is also real.

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  • HarderTruths:

    If Ramos was smart he would have joined pappy grassroots (Filipino chapter) and the 77-year old would now be in jail……

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