Hospital Staff Play ‘Halloween Bingo’ With Points For Spotting Spiking Victims
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Hospital staff have reportedly been caught playing a 'disgusting' game of 'Halloween bingo', which included staff 'earning points' for spotting victims of spiking.
An NHS nurse has apologised on behalf of staff who played the game on a busy A&E ward.
Categories on the sheet included: Squid Game: Bonus Point Sexy Squid Game, Sexy Profession, Spiked, and You're a wizard, Harry!.
Other categories were: Fisherprice my first MDMA, Real Blood/Fake Blood, NFA Not actual costume, Neon, Sexy Animal, The Exorcist projectile vomming, Harleyquinn, Superhero, Halloween Otley Run, Pumpkin, Angel or Devil, and Stabby McStabberson.
An unnamed whistle-blower allegedly saw staff playing the game and said they needed to be held 'held to account for this disgusting and unprofessional behaviour'.
They said: "Unfortunately, I ended up in A&E at the Leeds General Infirmary over Halloween weekend.
"I noticed that the staff were playing a game of 'patient bingo', where they scored points for seeing patients wearing certain Halloween costumes.
"This would be bad enough by itself, but the bingo sheet awarded points for things like seeing 'sexy' patients, and made light of homeless people and patients who may have been spiked.
"I have complained to the hospital directly about this. But am waiting to hear back for a response.
"I think the hospital needs to be held to account for this disgusting and unprofessional behaviour."
The person said that the A&E sheet was visible at the to the department's entrance.
They added: "I guess it just felt really wrong and I was shocked that the staff would be making a joke out of things as serious as being shot or being spiked, especially since this has been a big problem recently.
"I was also pretty disgusted that they made a joke about homeless people looking like they're in Halloween costumes, as Leeds has a pretty big homeless problem.
"These are the people we turn to when we're in need, and they were openly mocking the people they're supposed to be helping."
Chief Nurse Lisa Grant said that 'appropriate action' will be taken for the offence caused.
She said: "I apologise for the offence caused by this behaviour in our emergency department at Leeds General Infirmary.
"We are extremely disappointed and dismayed that this has happened in one of our hospitals.
"This is clearly unacceptable, and we are taking the appropriate action with those involved.
"We are reminding all colleagues that such behaviours and activities have absolutely no place in our Trust."