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Nurse gets sacked for taking two headache pills at the hospital where she worked

An NHS nurse has been sacked for stealing two pills from the hospital where she worked to treat her headache.

Francesca Morgan, 32, took a co-codamol and paracetamol pill “without legitimate reason” from Arrowe Park Hospital drugstore, near Liverpool.

Health officials noticed that the prescription drugs were missing and set up a secret camera, which filmed them taking the drugs.

Morgan, of Woolton, Liverpool, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary between June 6 and 18 last year in Wirral Magistrates’ Court.

Yvonne Dobson, prosecuting, said: “The hospital began an investigation due to a large number of pills needing replenishment. A tablet count was put in place to monitor the amount of medication at the beginning and end of each day. That was put in place without the knowledge of the staff. Following this a covert camera was put in place. A number of staff were found to not be following the correct procedure in the handling of medication. The defendant was also seen to take medication without a legitimate reason. She was stealing the medication for herself. On the first occasion she took some co-codamol. On the second occasion it was paracetamol,” reports Metro.

Morgan had suffered from headaches during her shift and found it acceptable to take the drug while other nurses were doing it, Ms Dobson said.

Laura Flynn defended her, saying Morgan lost her career and home and has since had to move in with her grandmother.

Morgan has been granted 12 months of conditional leave and has to pay £144 in expenses and victim’s allowance.

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