Northampton nurses banned from Facebook

My thanks to the Northampton Evening Telegraph for reporting that nurses at the Northampton General Hospital have been banned from using Facebook.

The ban follows a minor scandal after mobile phone pictures of night duty nurses baring their boobs - with (lucky) patients in the background - appeared on the social networking site.

A spokesman for the hospital is quoted in the paper as saying: "We were unable to tell whether the image was added from an NGH computer, but nevertheless the Trust blocked access to all social networking sites from its PCs as a result of this incident, in addition to taking disciplinary action against the staff involved."

What a load of spoilsports. If I were in hospital and the nurses went around baring their tops, I think I'd recuperate a lot faster...