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Foreign Bodies

by | 22nd, July 2002

‘HAS anyone noticed that there are lots of foreigners in the world today? Over in Greece, there are thousands, while in China and India there are positively millions of them.

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And sometimes, as in the instance of King Kolomist Sheikh Hamad, they come to Blighty to work.

The Telegraph spots a few such arrivals in the operating theatre at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London.

It also spots Mr David Nunn, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, performing an operation that, allegedly, required more instruments.

So, as the story goes, Mr Nunn turned to his team and asked for some help. ‘I was met with a selection of bemused reactions,’ he says.

And as a result of his actions his superiors have accused him of racism and threatened him with disciplinary action.

For his part, Mr Dunn tosses in something about ‘political correctness’ before praising the nurses’ skills, if not grasp of English.

A spokeswoman for the nurses said: ‘Geesa stoockie for the swally in the gutties’. And we’re reet behind her on that.

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