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   40 operations in English hospital cancelled because the operating room rat was not properly sterilized

08 Nov 2012 11:12 AM   |   3792 clicks   |   BBC
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WelldeadLink     
If only there were some sort of surgical procedure for sterilizing a rat.

08 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
Theaetetus     
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What, it's a legitimate appendectomy method.

08 Nov 2012 11:14 AM
strangeguitar    [TotalFark]  
But they did have the machine that goes "Bing!".

08 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
Fano     
It's not a question of wanting to be a mouse. It just sort of happens to you.

08 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
cgraves67     
In before "socialized medicine".

08 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
Gabrielmot     
FTA:

"A spokeswoman from King's Mill Hospital, in Mansfield, said the rodent had entered the theatre last Monday night when the room was not in use."


...RRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT...

08 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
spacemanjones     
Is not rat! Is Siberian Hamster!!

08 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
Big Man On Campus     
Mrs Brisby didn't wash up?

08 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
thatboyoverthere     
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08 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
offmymeds     
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Doctor: "Nurse, what's that rat doing inside the patient?"

Nurse: "The rhumba?"

08 Nov 2012 11:24 AM
Pista    [TotalFark]  

spacemanjones: Is not rat! Is Siberian Hamster!!


LOL!

Don't they have rats in England or did Thatcher have them all shot?

08 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
MBooda     
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/basil

08 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
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Lemmiwinks?

08 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
thisiszombocom     

Theaetetus: What, it's a legitimate appendectomy method.


Wow that's... Really sick

08 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
Rishathra     
Look I know your trying very hard to create the narrative that all socialised health care will mean death panels and having to wait 5 years to get stiches but can you please use another country apart from mine as an example. It is just rude to keep picking on us, I mean we don't splash headlines all over the place whenever anyone in the US dies from an easily preventable condition or when poor people have to live with crippling debt or pain due to your horrible inefficient for profit healthcare. Admittedly we would need a lot of headlines to do that but the point still stands.

08 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
RKade     

Rishathra: Look I know your trying very hard to create the narrative that all socialised health care will mean death panels and having to wait 5 years to get stiches but can you please use another country apart from mine as an example. It is just rude to keep picking on us, I mean we don't splash headlines all over the place whenever anyone in the US dies from an easily preventable condition or when poor people have to live with crippling debt or pain due to your horrible inefficient for profit healthcare. Admittedly we would need a lot of headlines to do that but the point still stands.


You Brits need more of a killer instinct. Where's the fire that took over 2/3rds of the world?

08 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
kdawg7736    [TotalFark]  

thisiszombocom: Theaetetus: What, it's a legitimate appendectomy method.

Wow that's... Really sick


Disturbing too. I am going to have bad dreams about this.

08 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
Snarfangel     
Always remember to spay or neuter your pet rat. Preferably in the operating room.

08 Nov 2012 11:43 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  

RKade: Rishathra: Look I know your trying very hard to create the narrative that all socialised health care will mean death panels and having to wait 5 years to get stiches but can you please use another country apart from mine as an example. It is just rude to keep picking on us, I mean we don't splash headlines all over the place whenever anyone in the US dies from an easily preventable condition or when poor people have to live with crippling debt or pain due to your horrible inefficient for profit healthcare. Admittedly we would need a lot of headlines to do that but the point still stands.

You Brits need more of a killer instinct. Where's the fire that took over 2/3rds of the world?


Killed off by the Germans and socialism.

08 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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08 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
There's Always A Bloody Ghost     

Rishathra: Look I know your trying very hard to create the narrative that all socialised health care will mean death panels and having to wait 5 years to get stiches but can you please use another country apart from mine as an example. It is just rude to keep picking on us, I mean we don't splash headlines all over the place whenever anyone in the US dies from an easily preventable condition or when poor people have to live with crippling debt or pain due to your horrible inefficient for profit healthcare. Admittedly we would need a lot of headlines to do that but the point still stands.


Don't feel bad, they do that to Canada too.

08 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
fireclown     
That's a really, really good reason to cancel some surgeries. Good on the hospital for noticing it, good on 'em for not covering it up and good jerb for taking steps to fix the whole mess without anyone getting hurt.

08 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
meatsack_01     
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08 Nov 2012 11:56 AM
Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  
Rodents of unacceptable sterility? I don't think they exist.

08 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
CoRrUpTeDbUdGiE     
So, no word on the rats qualifications?
I'll bet it was better skilled than some of them there..!

08 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
MBooda     
William Kotzwinkle unavailable for comment.

/obscure?

08 Nov 2012 12:36 PM
digitalrain    [TotalFark]  
At least they shut it down. At Halifax here in Florida, they'd have squashed it and smuggled
it out with the other bloody detritus after the operation.

NSCSB time...

I went to see my uncle in the ICU @ Halifax a couple of months ago. There was blood - fresh
AND dried - on the rails of his bed, gauze w/ blood on it on the floor, and medical supplies
wrappers littering the floor under my uncle's bed. It was NASTY.

When they brought in his lunch, the nurse was a real biatch. There was a cup of fruit juice
on it and my uncle questioned whether he was allowed to have it (the previous shift dr. said
no). So the nurse grabs it out of his hand and dumps it in the sink. She says 'fine I'll bring
you a diet soda'. Well he wasn't supposed to have those either for whatever reason and
when my uncle told the nurse she was like "Fine! I tried to work with you - if you're going to
be like that you can go without!"

I very politely approached her and told her I understood that my uncle was on limited liquids
but that since he was already down one drink due to the juice being taken away, if he could
just have water or unsweetened tea or something instead. She glared at me and snapped
"He had his chance...now he can just wait!"

Halifax is the worst damn hospital in the Daytona area. What's more, they KNOW they are
bad. They deliberately keep attorneys from most of the area law firms on retainer so that
none of the local firms can ever take on a malpractice case. They've manufactured a very
deliberate conflict of interest.

Grrrrr...

/ NSCSB

08 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
Isildur     
It's easy to properly sterilize rats.

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08 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
shanteyman     
"Stanley's a rat, and a fast one at that,
From bulkhead to bulkhead in four seconds flat".....

////Too obscure ?

08 Nov 2012 03:51 PM
MBooda     
Another sure-fire method:
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/musical, too

08 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
kg2095     

Rishathra: Look I know your trying very hard to create the narrative that all socialised health care will mean death panels and having to wait 5 years to get stiches but can you please use another country apart from mine as an example. It is just rude to keep picking on us, I mean we don't splash headlines all over the place whenever anyone in the US dies from an easily preventable condition or when poor people have to live with crippling debt or pain due to your horrible inefficient for profit healthcare. Admittedly we would need a lot of headlines to do that but the point still stands.


No one mentioned it until you did.

08 Nov 2012 05:37 PM
Vaneshi     

RKade: You Brits need more of a killer instinct. Where's the fire that took over 2/3rds of the world?


Keep the Tea coming. Just keep it coming. We're all quiet and happy just so long as the tea can be made.

Besides we decided it was far funnier to invade the world with our turns of phrases.... ever heard someone with a deep southern (American) accent say "Tits on a fish" or someone from Japan say "Bollocks"?

Brilliant! And nobody notices as our invasion continues....soon you'll all be British.

09 Nov 2012 07:05 AM
daemoncan     

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/basil


Beat me to it.....

09 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
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