‘Dangerous’ male nurse who filmed up gowns of unconscious female patients as they recovered from surgery and installed cameras in women’s staff toilets is struck off
- Paul Grayson sexually assaulted patients at Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital
- He filmed the victims beneath their underwear whilst in recovery from surgery
- The nurse of over 20 years has now been stripped of his licence to practise
- Grayson was previously jailed for 12 years and slammed by the presiding judge
A male nurse who secretly filmed up the gowns of unconscious female patients as they were recovering from surgery has been struck off.
Voyeur Paul Grayson, from from Nether Edge, Sheffield, abused his obligation of care and sexually assaulted patients in order to video under their hospital gowns following hospital operations.
The experienced NHS nurse also installed cameras in women’s staff toilets at the hospital to secretly film his colleagues.
Now, the ‘dangerous’ nurse of over 20 years’ experience has been stripped of his licence to practise at a Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] tribunal.
Paul Grayson, 51, has been stripped of his licence to practise at a Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] tribunal after exploiting his obligation of care to patients
Grayson sexually assaulted patients while they were still unconscious following hospital operations and installed cameras in women’s staff toilets
The hearing was told his traumatised victims have suffered ‘extensively’, with one patient turning down treatment because they were so scarred by it.
Grayson’s offences took place at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, where he worked within the hospital’s operating department from 1999 to 2020.
The offences took place over several years, the tribunal heard.
Four female patients were targeted after surgery when they were still under general anaesthetic. All four were filmed beneath their underwear and two were sexually assaulted by touching.
Additionally, four colleagues and another woman at the hospital were recorded in the toilets.
A tribunal report said: ‘Examination of his electronic devices revealed that Mr Grayson had installed recording equipment in the women’s staff toilets at the hospital and covertly filmed his female colleagues.
‘It was also discovered that Mr Grayson had recorded videos of the intimate area of four female patients, whilst in the recovery room at the hospital.
Grayson, from Nether Edge, Sheffield, previously pleaded guilty to 23 offences of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children
‘Mr Grayson had sexually assaulted three of these patients in order to record the images.
‘Furthermore, Mr Grayson’s devices also held indecent images of children.’
A police investigation was launched after Grayson filmed a teenager that was reportedly not connected with the hospital.
Earlier this year at Sheffield Crown Court, Grayson was jailed for 12 years, having admitted 23 offences of voyeurism, sexual assault, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of children.
The NMC tribunal heard Grayson is a ‘danger to the public’ and a ‘dangerous offender’.
The NMC panel concluded: ‘The panel determined that sexual assault and voyeurism are a very serious breach of the trust and confidence placed in Mr Grayson as a professional.
His offences took place at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, where he worked within the hospital’s operating department from 1999 to 2020
‘The patients, families and colleagues affected by Mr Grayson’s conduct have suffered extensively.
‘The panel considered in one case, a patient has been reluctant to obtain treatment and delayed doing so because of their experience.
‘The panel determined that Mr Grayson’s conviction for sexual offences could also prevent future patients accessing care due to fear of being a victim of abuse.’
The panel added: ‘Patients and families must be able to trust registered professionals with their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
‘Mr Grayson’s convictions raise questions about his overall integrity which may undermine public confidence in the profession.’
At his crown court sentencing, Judge Jeremy Richardson KC said: ‘Not only have you brought shame upon yourself but you have also betrayed the nursing profession by your criminal conduct and brought a level of shame upon that profession too.’
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