Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Apparently true stories from British Hospitals !

A man dashes into the A&E dept. and yells . . . 'My wife's going to have her baby in the taxi'.
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the taxi, lifted the lady's dress and began to take off her underwear.
Suddenly after protests from the lady I noticed that there were several taxis - - - and I was in the wrong one.
Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald , St Andrews Hosp. Glasgow

At the beginning of my shift, I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall.
'Big breaths,'.  I instructed.
'Yes, they used to be,'. . . replied the patient.
Submitted by Dr. Richard Barnes , St.Thomas's Bath

During a patient's two week follow-up appointment, he told me that he was having trouble with one of his medications. .
'Which one ?'. . ... I asked.
'The patch; the Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!'
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see. Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions includes removal of the old patch before applying a new one.
Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair, Norfolk General

A nurse was on duty in the A&E when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos,
and wearing strange clothing, entered . . .
It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for an immediate operation..
When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green,
and above it there was a tattoo that read . . .'Keep off the grass'
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing, which read
'Sorry . . . had to mow the lawn.'
Submitted by Dr.Mudit Bajoria, Horniman   Hospital


  1. well, interesting and humourous things happen in supposedly boring medical profssion. (dont know if "boring" wud be the right word for it)