A mental health nurse is facing a misconduct hearing after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a patient.
Linda Thomson worked on the Corgarff Ward at the Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen when she is said to have had the relationship in 2009.
She will face ten charges at a hearing in Edinburgh next week.
It is said the pair had a sexual relationship between February and April 2009. In January of the same year, Thomson is accused of visiting the patient’s flat and exchanging numbers with them.
She is said to have been given a key to their flat sometime between January and May 2009.
The nurse is also said to have had dinner with the patient, gone to football matches and pubs and drank cava with them between January and April 2009.
Between the same months, she is said to have kissed, cuddled and engaged in sexual relations with the patient. The pair also allegedly stayed at each others houses between February and April that year.
Thomson is also accused of bringing the patient back gifts from a holiday she went on in March 2009.
The nurse's actions are said to have impaired her "fitness to practice".
A misconduct hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council will take place between August 28 and 30.
The Corgarff Ward treats adults with acute mental health problems.