One of the members of Ipswich Hospital was given a written warning, while an administrative staffer was fired after using a computer to access “patient information without legitimate or clinical reason,” as cited by the BBC, which filed a Freedom of Information request.
The incident occurred when Sheeran was admitted to Ipswich Hospital after breaking his wrist and elbow last October. At the time, the musician told his fans that he had suffered “a bit of a bicycle accident,” which forced him to cancel several shows in Asia.
In April, Ipswich Hospital launched a review of the care given to celebrities after Sheeran’s visit. According to the BBC, the singer was asked to sign autographs and pose for pictures by some workers. Back then, a spokesperson for the hospital said the review would look into the “confidentiality, privacy of the patient and their loved ones and practical considerations.”
A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future. Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details. PS — Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged.
The NHS has been largely criticized on a wide range of issues – from funding cuts to accusations of incompetence. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly been accused of “denial about the state of NHS,” as the health service was overwhelmed by the surge in demand during this past winter when thousands of patients had to wait 12 hours or more at emergency departments during the week leading up to New Year’s Eve.
In March, the prime minister promised to devise a long-term funding plan for the NHS ahead of the spring 2019 spending review, acknowledging that the system needs increased financing.