The NHS has reassured sufferers after a man was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid reviews he had a faux physician’s ID.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS stated the person had no contact with sufferers and did not access secure areas, after details of the arrest in June emerged.

Kent Police did not find a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm but did make an immigration arrest because the person had overstayed his visa.

It’s understood the alleged fake ID could have been a bid to impress a date.

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The BBC understands the person appeared to have been with a gaggle of people who met on the hospital in 15 June in the early hours

They recommended he had been pretending to be a doctor to try to impress somebody he had met on a website.

A police spokesman stated: “Officers attended and arrested a man in connection with an immigration offence.

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone area, the person was detained and later passed into the care of House Office Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman stated: “We can assure the public that none of our sufferers had been concerned in any way.

“At no point did the alleged individual have any contact with sufferers or access any secure areas of the hospital.

“The matter is now in the arms of the relevant authorities and our staff have been thanked for their diligence.”