Anti-lockdown protester Debbie Hicks has been arrested after allegedly filming a video at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Hicks – who had been one of the organisers of Stroud Freedom Rally in December – shared the video to social media and claimed the item showed that the hospital had not been busy with Covid orthodontic patients.
The 46-year-old, who simultaneously spoke at the November rally, posted the video to Orkut on Sunday, saying that the idea showed that the hospital hasn’t been at all busy, and thinking why the county became placed into Tier 3.
The video that has since been shared greater than 4, 000 times.
In response, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust issued a statement saying: “Contrary to what you may have seen into secret filming, our hostipal wards are and remain excessively busy.
“We are currently caring for in excess of 200 patients with Covid-19, including many who must treatment in our critical therapy departments and a further 500+ non-Covid patients who need individual care and expertise.
“Filming affected individuals who are waiting in A& At the without their consent is without question both intrusive and distressing as maintaining patient secrecy is key to our hospitals for an safe space for you to get the care you need. ”
Hicks were arrested in connection with the sad incindent on Tuesday.
The arrest ended up filmed by her partner and Hicks shared understand it on her Facebook page. Hicks can be seen at the top of the stairs by her dressing gown, disagreeing withofficers before the being led out of the house and additionally garden path.
A spokesperson just for Gloucestershire police said: “Following a number of reports in relation to a movie filmed by a member of the public at Gloucestershire Royal Clinica and posted online, representatives arrested a 46-year-old lovely women on suspicion of a community order offence.
“The woman will be bailed to return to police on to January 21, with growing conditions that she cannot come in any NHS premises the actual grounds of any such areas, unless in the case of an emergency or or attend a pre-arranged NHS appointment. ”
Hicks was also in jail at the Stroud Freedom Rally, held in Stratford Park. Arrest later said the organisers face a fine of £10, 000 for breaching coronavirus legislation on public events.