Nurse caught giving middle finger to newborn baby in Snapchat post

Two staff members fired after hospital said their behaviour was 'outrageous'

Rachael Revesz
Tuesday 19 September 2017 17:38 BST
'How I currently feel about these mini Satans' read the caption
'How I currently feel about these mini Satans' read the caption (Facebook)

Two nurses have been fired after they were caught making inappropriate gestures at a newborn baby in a hospital and making a baby “dance” to rap music.

One of the nurses, who worked for Naval Hospital Jacksonville in Florida, took a Snapchat picture of herself giving the middle finger to a baby.

She wrote in the caption: “how I currently feel about these mini Satans.”

The Snapchat post also showed the woman and her colleague allegedly make a baby “dance" by holding it under the armpits.

As reported by First Coast News, the social media post gained 100,000 shares and comments.

One comment read: “Do you not realise this is someone’s child your [sic] acting like it’s a toy or something.”

(Facebook (Facebook)

The two nurses were dismissed from their jobs after a whistle blower alerted the hospital to the posts.

Jeanne Casey, the Public Affairs Officer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, said in a statement: “We are aware of a video/ photo posted online. It's outrageous, unacceptable, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated.

“We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice.

“We're in the process of notifying the patients’ parents.”

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