A CITY nurse who called her colleagues "monkeys" and other racist slurs has been sacked. 

Rhoda Tagle, who worked on the Trauma and Orthopaedics ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital as an agency nurse, posted the racist comments on her Facebook profile.

She had said that she would not ruin her beauty because "of those monkeys" when she posted a thread on Facebook on January 16, 2022.

Mrs Tagle added: “It is so difficult to work with people who came from the mountains and jungles.

"Absolutely they do not have manners! Upset!”

She also posted: "Sometimes,  it’s too much.. their colours speak who they are! 

"What a shame!”

One of Mrs Tagle's colleagues told the panel they were aware she had an argument with one of her colleagues before the night shift ended.

The employee suggested this may have been the reason for the "extremely racist" rant.

The employee added:  "I was shocked because this behaviour didn’t tally with what I knew of her.

"I found the post and comments to be extremely racist.

"I felt disappointed and upset that anyone could display that behaviour.

"It was out-of-character behaviour based on what I knew of Rhoda.

"I never previously had any concerns about her being racist or discriminatory, or about her social media use. However, I didn’t know her well."

The posts were not visible to the general public but were visible to Mrs Tagle’s Facebook friends, some of whom were her work colleagues.

The incident was reported on January 17, 2022. 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise Committee found that Mrs Tagle's fitness to practice was blurred, and to strike her off was the best course of action. 

A committee spokesperson added: "Mrs Tagle’s actions were significant departures from the standards expected of a registered nurse, and are fundamentally incompatible with her remaining on the register.

"The panel was of the view that the findings in this particular case demonstrate that Mrs Tagle’s actions were serious and to allow her to continue practising would undermine public confidence in the profession and in the NMC as a regulatory body."

Sarah Shingler, chief nursing officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “As soon as we became aware of the hateful comments posted on social media by a temporary member of staff, we reported them immediately and made it clear to the agency she worked for that she would not be welcome in our hospitals again.

"We fully support the action taken by the NMC. We take pride in caring for patients from a wide range of backgrounds and we celebrate the diversity of our workforce. Racism, or any other kind of discrimination has no place in our Trust.”