Friday, October 13, 2006

Nurse, pass the scalpel, forceps, hammer...

Surgical problem solved with screwdriver
Oct 13 2006
By Kate Mansey Daily Post Staff

A MERSEYSIDE hospital trust last night defended the decision to use a Halfords screwdriver on a patient during an operation.
It happened when surgeon Peter Mobbs was removing a metal plate from a patient's arm at St Helens Hospital.
Half way through the operation, he realised that he did not have the right tool to undo the screws, which had been fitted abroad.
So the surgeon made the unusual decision to send someone to the local Halfords DIY store to buy a £2.50 star-head screwdriver while the patient was still under general anaesthetic.
It was then sterilised and the operation went ahead as planned.


Blogger gazza27 said...

What did they cut him open with,a stanley knife?lol

5:55 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Lol! As long as they don't make good with Polyfilla!

12:54 PM  

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