20/07/2007

Hospital worker suspended in porn investigation

An NHS medical photographer has been suspended after pornographic material was allegedly found on a computer at a children's hospital in Edinburgh.

The material is believed to have been found during routine computer security monitoring at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Jim McCaffrey, NHS Lothian director of acute services and workforce, said: "A member of staff has been suspended from work at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children following routine computer security monitoring.

"NHS Lothian is co-operating with the resulting police investigation.

"As part of this process, and as a standard measure, I can confirm that a member of staff has been excluded from work to allow a full and thorough examination of the allegation made."

Lothian and Borders Police have confirmed that they are investigating the allegation.

(KMcA/JM)


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