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Doctors and nurses suspended for playing Lying Down Game

Published on 10/09/2009
A number of staff at Swindon's Great Western Hospital have been suspended for taking part in an online game.

In total, seven doctors and nurses have been suspended from duty for being photographed playing the Lying Down Game - an internet craze that sees people lying face down in unusual situations.

The staff in question were released from duty for breaching health and safety and infection control regulations.

Dr Alf Troughton, medical director at the Great Western, said: "A number of staff were suspended following allegations of unprofessional conduct while on night shift duty in the hospital during the weekend.

"This did not involve patients and we are satisfied that at no time was patient care compromised."

The Lying Down Game has become a phenomenon on social networking sites such as Facebook, with a group on the site dedicated to it having 54,000 members.

Among the unusual places people have been pictured lying down are on the top of ironing boards, inside jet engines and on top of a bollard.

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