A hospital worker has been suspended from Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust for allegedly breaching patient confidentiality, through the use of either photographic or video footage.
The trust has refused to comment on the precise details of the incident, but a report to the trust board said the staff member was reported by a colleague and subsequently suspended, pending an investigation.
The family of the patient has been told about the incident and the trust has said it will keep them informed.
This latest case of a worker being suspended comes after it emerged in September that a healthcare worker was accused of assaulting a patient by “rough handling” during treatment.
In both cases, fellow members of staff raised the alarm about the alleged poor care.