Doctor impersonator foiled by hospital guard he met on dating app

Court told the man pretended to be a surgeon to make friends

An unemployed man pretended to be a doctor at Brisbane's children's hospital to make friends and kept the deception going after starting a fling with a security staffer. 


Nicholas Brett Delaney stole security credentials and walked the halls of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House between May and December last year, Brisbane Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

But during his months posing as a surgeon he never interacted with patients and did not steal or tamper with any medication, his solicitor Nicholas Hanly told the court.