Three nurses at Mayday Hospital in Croydon are facing the sack for allegedly stealing chocolate cake donated to staff who worked over Christmas, according to reports.
The nurses have been accused of theft as the cake was given to A&E nurses, but they work on other wards.
The nurses' union Unison said it was angry at the "pettiness and time-wasting" of the investigation. But hospital chiefs responded by saying the investigation was about the theft of boxes of food.
A decision was due as Personnel Today went to press.