An elderly hospital patient was reportedly ‘hit’ by a healthcare worker “after being identified as Jewish”, according to the JC.
The alleged incident took place at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, and was reported to the newspaper by a fellow Jewish patient, who claimed that the worker had identified the two Jewish patients to the others in the ward and then hit one of the patients on the knee. When the elderly patient complained that the worker had hurt his knee, the worker lifted him by his shoulders and shook him.
According to the report, the administrator of the hospital, North West London University NHS Trust, apparently confirmed that a complaint had been received and that it had been referred to the Metropolitan Police.
A spokesperson for the North West London University Trust told the JC: “We can confirm that we recently received a complaint about an alleged assault that is said to have occurred a few weeks ago on one of our wards. We have acknowledged the complaint and are referring it to the Metropolitan police for investigation as we normally would in these circumstances.”
However, the Metropolitan Police apparently could not locate a report when asked.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.