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Those Dirty Nurses In The Royal Bath

by | 23rd, May 2008

557035_l1.jpgTHE Royal United Hospital in Bath came top of a ‘roll call of shame’ for large NHS hospitals,” says the Mail.

Tory peer Lord Mancroft is said to have commended (surely damned – Ed) the hospital’s “grubby, drunken and promiscuous’ nurses”.

Readers learn that Lord Mancroft was admitted to the hospital in Bath for the removal of an abscess, a collection of pus (dead neutrophils) that has accumulated in a cavity.
How the patient came to know of the nurse’s sex lives is not given, and readers may wonder if his opinion was formed by their treatment of said cavity.

But more important that the Mail sees a link between the nurses and figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics which note that over a four-year period there were 268 deaths at the hospital which mentioned C. difficile on death certificates.

“Another 38 patients died from MRSA, giving the hospital the highest combined superbug toll.”

What link there is between the nurses and the superbugs seems unclear, but the Mail, nonetheless creates an impression that one exists, and that it has led to the hospital being No. 1.

Mail readers keen to experience these dirty nurse first hand should make their way to the institution, and take along an antiseptic wipe, a camera and notebook to record the goings on…

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