Photos of patients having operations found on Facebook

A hospital nurse has been suspended after photos of patients having operations were posted on Facebook.

The photos were believed to be taken in a hospital in Glasgow and the patients were not identified.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has confirmed that it had launched an investigation after the incident took place in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

The Daily Record newspaper reported that other staff members were not aware about photos. The photos were believed to be taken using a mobile phone and were spotted by one of the nurse's colleagues.

Scotland Patients' Association's Margaret Watt said it was completely unacceptable and a breach of human rights of the patients.

She expressed satisfaction that the person has been suspended while also called for a law so that the police are able to take some action.

She also called for a ban on mobile phone photography in the hospitals. The photographs are believed to be taken out and the website said that they are in contact with the hospital authorities.