Sunday, 28 Nov 2021

NHS nurse played sick ‘Halloween bingo’ pointing out spiked girls in busy A&E

An NHShospital nurse was forced to apologise after she admitted to playing “Halloween Bingo”, using A&E patients as game pieces.

The horrifying game including slots for spiking victims, labelled as “spiked”, “Stabby McStabberson” and “NFA not an actual costume”.

The latter is thought to be referring to homeless patients.

And, disturbingly, extra points were awarded if the patient was found to be “sexy”.

The game took place at Leeds General Infirmary, and chief nurse Lisa Grant apologised for the incident, which only came to light thanks to an anonymous whistleblower.

Chief nurse Grant said that "appropriate action" will be taken against those involved.

She added: “We are extremely disappointed and dismayed that this has happened in one of our hospitals.

“This is clearly unacceptable, and we are taking the appropriate action with those involved.

“We are reminding all colleagues that such behaviours and activities have absolutely no place in our Trust.”

The whistleblower spotted the game card while helping a friend who was a patient in the A&E department.

They said: “I noticed that the staff were playing a game of "patient bingo", where they scored points for seeing patients wearing certain Halloween costumes.

“This would be bad enough by itself, but the bingo sheet awarded points for things like seeing 'sexy' patients, and made light of homeless people and patients who may have been spiked.

“I have complained to the hospital directly about this, but am waiting to hear back for a response.

“I think the hospital needs to be held to account for this disgusting and unprofessional behaviour.”

Other categories included Sexy Profession, Spiked, You're a wizard, Harry!, Fisherprice my first MDMA, Real Blood/Fake Blood, Neon, Sexy Animal, The Exorcist projectile vomming, Harleyquinn, Superhero, Halloween Otley Run, Pumpkin and Angel or Devil.

It was, according to the whistleblower, on show for all to see.

They continued: “It was just lying on a desk where anyone could see it.

“I guess it just felt really wrong and I was shocked that the staff would be making a joke out of things as serious as being shot or being spiked, especially since this has been a big problem recently.

“I was also pretty disgusted that they made a joke about homeless people looking like they're in Halloween costumes, as Leeds has a pretty big homeless problem.

“These are the people we turn to when we're in need, and they were openly mocking the people they're supposed to be helping.”

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