Police, who released the mother and her boyfriend on bail last week, are understood to have considered the possibility that the mother suffered from Munchausen's syndrome by proxy, in which a carer induces illness in a child to draw attention to him or herself. Bill Sang, Salford Royal Hospitals Trust chief executive, said they were concerned about how staff had been tricked; there was no suggestion the woman had tried to harm patients.Reuse content
An inquiry into how a bogus nurse obtained work five times in a Manchester hospital was launched yesterday. The woman worked on a geriatric ward at the Hope Hospital in Salford earlier this year, fooling a ward sister by arriving dressed in the uniform of an enrolled nurse. The deception came to light after her six-year-old son was taken to Bolton General Hospital in a coma after being given an overdose of insulin. He has since fully recovered.