Nurse and healthcare worker sacked after tweeting about patients and posting embarrassing pictures

Calderdale Royal Hospital

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A NHS nurse and a healthcare worker have been sacked for Tweeting about patients and posting embarrassing photographs of themselves while on duty.

Nurse Julie Dyde and healthcare worker Rachel Keys have been sacked by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust after joking about patients’ anatomies and toilet habits.

Owen Williams, chief executive of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust described the Tweets of ‘deeply unprofessional’.

“Two members of staff were excluded pending a thorough investigation as soon as the content of the tweets was brought to our notice.

“Following the investigations there were disciplinary hearings within the Trust’s disciplinary procedure and both employees were dismissed.”