Hospital worker in Birmingham on COVID ward used dead patient’s bank card to buy crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks from vending machine

Sky News reports:

A healthcare assistant working on a COVID ward has been convicted of using a dead patient’s bank card to buy crisps, fizzy drinks and sweets from a hospital vending machine.

Ayesha Basharat, 23, took the card from an 83-year-old woman who had recently passed away at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.

A doctor recorded her time of death as 1.56pm on 24 January, but just 17 minutes later, Basharat made six £1 purchases using the vending machine’s contactless payment system.

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