Belfast Telegraph

Camera found hidden in Northern Ireland hospital bathroom

Concerned: Doug Beattie
Concerned: Doug Beattie

By David Young

Police are investigating the discovery of a camera in a toilet at Craigavon Area Hospital.

The recording device was found in the ceiling of a toilet in the radiography section of the sprawling hospital site.

It's understood the bathroom facilities were available for use by the public as well as patients and staff.

It's understood that a former member of staff at Craigavon Area Hospital is a suspect in the investigation, but to date no-one has been charged with any offence.

Although the suspicious camera was found in 2015, the probe into the issue is still a live police investigation, a Southern Health and Social Care Trust spokeswoman said.

It's understood that the images allegedly captured by the camera were taken some three years ago, in early 2015.

The person under suspicion was a member of staff at the hospital at the time the camera was discovered, it is understood.

In a statement issued to the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said: "The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is co-operating fully with a PSNI investigation, following an allegation against a member of staff.

"The member of staff is no longer an employee of the trust."

Last night, a PSNI spokesman confirmed to the Belfast Telegraph that the hidden hospital toilet camera remained the subject of a live investigation. "We are investigating historic cases of voyeurism at Craigavon Area Hospital. Enquiries are ongoing. There is no further information at this time."

UUP Upper Bann MLA, Doug Beattie, described the allegations over the hidden camera as "disturbing".

He added that was "important that the PSNI be given adequate time and space to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation" into the matter.

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