A man is set to stand trial accused of impersonating a nurse at Scotland's largest hospital.

Lee Woods was arrested and charged after alleged incidents at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

The 28-year-old is accused of wearing an NHS uniform, with a lanyard and falsified identification badge claiming the position of a charge nurse.

He is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on January 19. It is claimed he had accessed the hospital in this way on at least four occasions between March and July.

NHS National Services Scotland counter fraud services issued a security alert notice to staff regarding a security breach at the hospital.

A security alert went out to staff on Friday, November 17 that reminded staff to always wear identification and stay alert to any suspicious behaviour.

Staff were reminded to wear identification when in the workplace and to “remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to their line manager”.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with impersonating a member of nursing staff at a hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday, July 18."

They added: "He was due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday, January 19. A report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “The safety of our patients, staff and visitors across all of our sites is a priority to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

“We can confirm that an individual was arrested at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in July 2023, and our onsite teams provided support to the relevant authorities to enable appropriate action to be taken.

“We would like to reassure members of the public that our onsite security teams work very hard to ensure the safety and security of our facilities for all those who need to use them.”

Barry McDines, NHS Lanarkshire Deputy Director of Property and Support Services Division, said: “NHS National Services Scotland Counter Fraud Services issued an alert notice to health boards regarding a security breach outwith Lanarkshire.

"On the back of this, we took the opportunity to remind our staff of the importance of wearing their identification in the workplace, to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to their line manager.”

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