A GREENOCK man charged with impersonating a nurse at Scotland's largest hospital is set to stand trial.

Lee Woods was reportedly arrested and charged at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on July 18 this year.

He is accused of claiming to be a charge nurse whilst allegedly wearing an NHS uniform complete with a lanyard and fake ID badge.

It is alleged that Woods, 28, accessed the hospital in this way on at least four occasions between March and his arrest.

He appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on July 19 and is due to return in January.

The charge against Woods alleges that he repeatedly gained access to the resuscitation and children’s areas of the hospital and behaved in a disorderly manner.

An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokesperson said: “The safety of our patients, staff and visitors across all of our sites is a priority to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

“We can confirm that an individual was arrested at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in July 2023, and our onsite teams provided support to the relevant authorities to enable appropriate action to be taken.

“We would like to reassure members of the public that our onsite security teams work very hard to ensure the safety and security of our facilities for all those who need to use them.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with impersonating a member of nursing staff at a hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday, July 18.

“A report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A trial has been scheduled for January 31 next year.