A nurse who filmed up the gowns of unconscious women patients and recorded staff using the toilet at a large teaching hospital has been jailed for 12 years by a judge who said he had "brought shame on an honourable profession".
Paul Grayson, 51, was also told by the judge he must serve an extended licence period of 4 years when he is eventually released.
The judge described how four patients were targeted as they recovered from surgery at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital – one of whom has never been identified from the footage.
Sentencing Grayson on Tuesday, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: "You have betrayed every ounce of trust reposed in you.
Earlier this week, the court heard one victim, who was secretly filmed in the shower by Grayson over a number of years, face him directly in court as she told him his "sick and disgusting perversions" and "evil actions" were crimes that "have torn me into pieces".
The court heard that one victim was unconscious after an eye operation when Grayson filmed her up her gown, and could be seen moving her underwear.
The woman told police she had "put her trust in staff at the hospital to keep her safe".
The victim said that she has since been due to have an operation at another hospital but she "can't bring myself to go".
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Source: Medscape UK, 11 May 2022