Police investigating woman who allegedly posed as a doctor

A 27-year-old woman is being investigated by police after allegedly posing as a doctor at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in Sydney's south west.

A spokesperson from Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital confirmed to 9News.com.au that it was discovered on Monday that an employee was not registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The woman had worked for almost eight months at the hospital and had been "supervised" throughout her entire employment.

"This person was immediately removed from their duties and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital referred the matter to NSW Police for investigation," the spokesperson said.

"This person worked at the hospital from January to August 2021 and was fully supervised throughout that time.

"The hospital is also conducting an internal investigation, and has reported the matter to AHPRA."

NSW Police confirmed to 9News.com.au an investigation had commenced.

"Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command today received a referral from NSW Health in relation to a 27-year-old woman," a NSW Police spokesperson said.

"Police have commenced an investigation."

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