The NHS has reassured sufferers after a person was arrested at Maidstone Hospital amid studies he had a fake physician’s ID.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS mentioned the man had no contact with sufferers and didn’t entry safe areas, after particulars of the arrest in June emerged.

Kent Police didn’t find a fake ID after the hospital raised the alarm however 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.

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The BBC understands the man appeared to have been with a bunch of people who met at the hospital in 15 June in the early hours

They urged he had been pretending to be a health care provider to attempt to impress somebody he had met on a website.

A police spokesman mentioned: “Officers attended and arrested a person in reference to an immigration offence.

“Aged 35 and from the Maidstone area, the man was detained and later passed into the care of Home Workplace Immigration enforcement officers.”

A hospital spokesman mentioned: “We are able to assure the public that none of our sufferers had been concerned in any way.

“At no level did the alleged particular person have any contact with sufferers or entry any safe areas of the hospital.

“The matter is now in the palms of the related authorities and our workers have been thanked for their diligence.”