Nottingham

Former Bassetlaw Hospital worker charged with sex assaults

Bassetlaw Hospital
Image caption Matthew Shah worked at the hospital until May 2010, said the NHS

A former healthcare assistant has been charged with sexually assaulting three patients at a Nottinghamshire hospital.

Matthew Shah is accused of assaulting the women - aged 64, 84 and 88 - while they were being treated at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop in 2010.

The 23-year-old was dismissed in August last year following an internal investigation, said the NHS.

Mr Shah, of Savile Street, Retford, has been released on bail to appear before Worksop magistrates on 29 September.

A spokesman for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "Nottinghamshire Police has charged a former member of staff of Bassetlaw Hospital, Matthew Shah, with three sexual assaults.

"This member of staff was dismissed in August 2010 following an internal investigation. He had worked at Bassetlaw Hospital on two medical wards from March 2009 to the end of May 2010.

"The families of three patients have been interviewed by the police in connection with this charge.

"Nottinghamshire Police has also interviewed numerous staff, but is not pursuing any other lines of inquiry."

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