Doctor impersonator just wanted to make friends

He walked hospital corridors for months, but never interacted with patients

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

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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