Hospital Worker Fired Over Attack

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Published: January 09, 2017 8:02 am AST
Lobby of the Peebles Hospital
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BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) brought down the hammer on Kendal Vanterpool, the young service assistant at Peebles Hospital, who allegedly beat down a patient on November 4th 2016.

Vanterpool was fired from his position as cashier following disciplinary deliberation and in accordance with the Labour Code, section 101 and the BVIHSA code of conduct.

An excerpt from the Labour Code of the BVI, section 101 reads, “An employer is entitled to dismiss summarily, without notice, an employee who is guilty of serious misconduct of a nature that it would be unreasonable to require the employer to continue the employment contract.”

As previously reported by BVI Platinum News, the victim was at the time visiting the pharmacy at Peebles Hospital to collect medication. An argument allegedly ensued between both parties, which led to Vanterpool’s attack.

The patient was immediately treated for injuries sustained.

Following the incident, Vanterpool, who resides at Botanic Station, was arrested and charged for assault causing actually bodily harm.

He was granted station bail and is scheduled to make an appearance at the Magistrate’s Court on February 10th 2017.
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