A male nurse, Paul Grayson has been handed a 12-year jail term after he was found guilty of secretly recording patients while they were still unconscious following hospital operations.
He took advantage of the four female patients at their most vulnerable when they were still under general anaesthetic following surgery, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
All four were filmed beneath their underwear and two were s*xually assaulted by touching at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
Presiding judge Judge Jeremy Richardson QC handed the jail term to Grayson who was told ‘brought shame on an honourable profession’.
The senior nurse pleaded guilty to a string of charges that also included taking and possessing indecent images of children.
And he committed offences of voyeurism against five female colleagues by secretly filming them in hospital toilets.
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.
Sheffield Crown Court heard how Grayson – a charge nurse with more than 25 years’ experience – also pleaded guilty to filming five nurses using a toilet at the hospital, and also videoed two other young women who were not connected to the hospital using hidden cameras.
Sentencing Grayson on Tuesday, Judge Richardson said: “You have betrayed every ounce of trust reposed in you.
“You have already been stripped of your status as a nurse by your professional body. So you should be.
“You have brought shame on an honourable profession by your egregious criminal conduct.”