Hospital worker suspended after op photos hit Facebook


22 Jan 2010

A hospital worker has been suspended after photos of patients undergoing surgery were posted on social-networking site Facebook.

The patients in the photos were believe to not be identifiable, but they are believed to have been at a hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, the Daily Record reported.

Most, if not all, of the other staff were unaware of any images being snapped during operations, a source told the newspaper. “But the room where they were taken was able to be identified from the NHS insignia in the background.”

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The paper claimed the staff member who posted the pictures on Facebook is a nurse.

“We can confirm a member of staff has been suspended pending an internal investigation,” a spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said.

By Tina Costanza