The NHS has reassured sufferers after a man was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid reports he had a faux physician’s ID.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS said the man had no contact with sufferers and didn’t entry secure areas, after details of the arrest in June emerged.
Kent Police didn’t discover a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm but did make an immigration arrest as a result of the man had overstayed his visa.
It’s understood the alleged fake ID could have been a bid to impress a date.
The BBC understands the man appeared to have been with a bunch of people that met on the hospital in 15 June within the early hours
They suggested he had been pretending to be a health care provider to attempt to impress somebody he had met on a website.
A police spokesman said: “Officers attended and arrested a man in reference to an immigration offence.
“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone space, the man was detained and later passed into the care of Residence Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”
A hospital spokesman said: “We are able to assure the public that none of our sufferers were concerned in any way.
“At no level did the alleged particular person have any contact with sufferers or entry any secure areas of the hospital.
“The matter is now within the arms of the related authorities and our workers have been thanked for his or her diligence.”