A deaf woman was offered a job at a hospital which was then withdrawn.

Lacey-Rose Saamanthy, from Harlow, Essex, was offered a job in a cafe at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford after a successful interview, according to the BBC.

But after two months without any news she eventually received a letter telling her she could no longer have a job over concerns about a risk assessment.

A spokesman said: “We understand that Miss Saamanthy’s is disappointed with the outcome of her recent application, and we’ve been in touch with her to explore if there are any other roles she would be interested in. Keeping our staff, and our patients and visitors, safe is really important, so we do have to be confident that we are putting people into the right roles.

We are a positive employer, have a very diverse workforce here at the Trust and are very proud of that.”