Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

Medical equipment malfunctions during an examination at the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly

A patient and his doctor suffered electric shocks when medical equipment malfunctioned during an examination at the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly, Scotland, according to an article on the Press and Journal website.

The accident happened in a week when National Health Service had been forced to postpone dozens of appointments and had to deny allegations from patients that its flagship hospital had run out of mattresses, the article said.

“It’s quite disturbing that a member of staff and a patient should be injured while using a piece of hospital equipment," said Dr. Jean Turner, the former executive director of the Scotland Patients Association 

“There could be many reasons why this has happened but it’s certainly not the kind of thing you expect to find in an NHS establishment when everything is being properly cared for and looked after."

Read the article.



January 15, 2015

Topic Area: Safety

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