Sarah Kuteh claims she was unfairly dismissed after being fired for gross misconduct following complaints of her religious “fervour”
One cancer patient facing bowel surgery said the mum-of-three told him he would have a better chance of surviving if he prayed to God.
An employment tribunal heard another patient described her “bizarre” behaviour as being like a Monty Python sketch.
Giving evidence at the tribunal, Mrs Kuteh denied forcing her religion on patients
She said: “I’m serious about my religion but I don’t think I imposed my religion on patients.
“I love nursing, I love what I do and I love talking to patients.
“What I wanted the trust to have done was to give me the opportunity to show a change.”
NHS worker Sarah Collins, who chaired Mrs Kuteh’s first disciplinary hearing at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, disagreed.
In a statement she said: “Despite having been warned against such behaviour on two occasions, she persisted with questioning patients on religious grounds.
“Mrs Kuteh’s assertion that she felt compelled to continue to hold religious discussions with patients concerned me.”