'Kath & Kim' star Magda Szubanski slams nurse for tweeting about her stay in hospital

Publish Date
Friday, 6 December 2019, 1:44PM

The beloved Kath & Kim star Magda Szubanski - who is best known for playing Sharon Strzelecki - has taken to Twitter to unleash her anger after a nurse posted online about looking after her during a recent hospital visit for an undisclosed operation.

The 58-year-old star expressed that she was "shaken up" at discovering a tweet from a medical professional who oversaw her recovery.

The tweet - which has since been deleted - referred to Szubanski as a difficult patient.

The Australian actress responded directly to the nurse, writing: "Post-op is an extremely vulnerable time and I think your employers would be very concerned for the privacy of any patients in your 'care'."

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"And just so you are aware posting on twitter like this is a violation and you have actually contravened the ethical standards of your profession and patient confidentiality."

After her fans flooded her with supportive messages, she continued: "I bloody love nurses and medical professionals and am a huge supporter of their rights. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I have to say this has quite shaken me up. The thought that I’m not safe at my most vulnerable."

Szubanski later thanked her fans for their messages, adding that if she decided to follow up on the matter, she'd do so "through the appropriate channels".