A NURSE who lives in Ellesmere Port is under investigation after a Facebook joke backfired when comments were posted featuring black humour about the euthanasia of the elderly.
The Countess of Chester Hospital has confirmed a probe is taking place into the tongue-in-cheek ‘Kelsey’s Manifesto’ created in the name of A&E nurse Kelsey Anne Adderton.
The Facebook page has since been removed but was sent to Trinity Mirror Cheshire – publisher of the Pioneer – by a whistle-blower.
Ms Adderton, a married mother-of-two, of Larchdale Close, offered ‘no comment’.
The manifesto said ‘despite the fear of sounding like a Nazi’ the answer to the country’s ills could be solved by a euthanasia policy based on the ‘life works of the late Dr Harold Shipman’ and the return of the death penalty.
It said medical staff could perform euthanasia on patients who are not managing their toenails.
And it said family members could perform community euthanasia if ‘candidates’ achieved three of the following criteria within a 72-hour period:
Wet themselves (babies and pregnant women exempt).
Fall over (small children and the intoxicated exempt).
Pay for things with unacceptable amounts of small change.
Talk about the past (any time before 1970).
Insist on drinking tea in a cup with a saucer.
The Facebook page joked the death penalty should be reintroduced for ‘paedophiles and gingers (Prince Harry exempt)’, Jeremy Kyle guests, Big Brother contestants and anyone considered to be ‘a waste of space (Kelsey Adderton exempt)’.
It added: “The fate of illegal immigrants should be decided by showing them an episode of Only Fools and Horses. If they laugh they can stay, if not, then they can join the death penalty waiting list.”
The Pioneer has seen correspondence from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which is investigating the case, but the NMC is unwilling to discuss the matter.
Hospital spokesman Andrew Duggan confirmed an investigation was under way.