Paul Grayson covertly videoed both patients and staff at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
A theatre nurse who possessed indecent images of children and secretly filmed women at work has been jailed for twelve years.
Paul Grayson admitted to 23 offences at Sheffield Crown Court, including taking and possessing indecent images of a child, sexual assault, upskirting, voyeurism, and installing recording equipment for the purposes of sexual gratification.
The majority of offences occurred at Sheffield’s Hallamshire Hospital.
Passing sentence, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said he had “brought shame on an honourable profession” and “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,” Judge Richardson added.
Mr Grayson was sentenced to 12 years plus an extended licence period of four years when he is eventually released.
Grayson was arrested in December 2020 and was immediately suspended from work alongside being suspended from practice by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Professor Chris Morley, the chief nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “What Paul Grayson did was truly despicable and the fact that he deliberately abused the trust he was given as a nurse and work colleague is unforgivable.
“We have worked tirelessly with the police on the investigation and whilst today’s sentence will not make what happened any less distressing for those women he abused, I hope it goes some way to deliver justice on their behalf.
“Whilst this was an incredibly rare occurrence, we never want it to happen to anyone else and as a result we are examining all of the information now available to determine if there are any further measures we can take to limit the opportunity for someone to do this in the future.”
A Fitness to Practice outcome with the NMC remains pending.