December 20, 2005

The Wonders of Socialized Medicine

From Sky News:

Hospital bosses have apologised after maggots were found crawling in and out of an unconscious patient's nose.

Christine Ellison was in intensive care when her daughter, Nyree Ellison Anjos, made the revolting discovery.

"I thought there was something not quite right so I had a closer look and I could see maggots crawling in and out of her nose."

The maggots turned out to be fly larvae.

A statement from Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust said: "We would like to offer our sincere apologies to the family of Mrs Ellison for any distress caused by this incident.

"We can confirm that a very small number of maggots were found.

"The incident was incredibly rare and we took immediate steps to prevent it from happening again."

Yes, rare. So rare in fact that the hospital has gone nearly two months since their last maggot episode:
Maggots found in hospital treatment room

A hospital trust has been criticised after one of its treatment rooms had to be fumigated when maggots were found feeding on a discarded sandwich.

A corridor and room at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital was sealed off after the maggots were discovered on October 25, hospital officials said.

Also posted at The Dread Pundit Bluto, now maggot-free.

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