A series of photos that claim to show nurses at the Jacksonville Naval Hospital in Florida treating newborn babies inappropriately has gone viral along with a claim to identify the nurses.
One photo appears to show a nurse moving a newborn baby along to [what the description claims is] rap music. Another shows a nurse sticking their middle finger at a newborn along with the caption “How I currently feel about these mini satans“.
A number of Facebook posts – most notably the one below – have urged social media users to share the photos in a bid to get the women fired.
I’m just sharing someone’s post in hopes that these childish girls get reprimanded and lose their jobs.
“A girl I went to high school with is a navy nurse and this is how her and her shitty friend treat the babies that have just been born. My blood is literally boiling and I want to snitch bc that is someone’s child. The first pic is her friend who is making the baby dance and she’s playing rap music in the background. I’m LIVID and I’m snitching bc she should get fired from her job but idk how to go about it. Pissed isn’t even the words.”
They work at the naval hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Call, email, do whatever it takes to get through to administration!!
However sharing the photos will now be pointless, since according to the Jacksonville Naval Hospital, the women were indeed identified and – according to a statement from Jeanne Casey, the Public Affairs Officer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville – removed from patient care and are currently being handled by the military justice system.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Commanding Officer sends: 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 patient’s parents.
Given that the appropriate authorities are now aware and dealing with this situation, continuing to share this post is no longer advised.