Dis­pen­sary Cor­ner

Pharmacy Daily - - News -

PA­TIENTS go­ing into hospi­tal for an op­er­a­tion are gen­er­ally hop­ing the sur­geon’s hands are steady and dex­ter­ous, which is why a wo­man re­ceived such a fright when a wild moose wan­dered into her room be­fore show­ing her its large cum­ber­some hooves.

Stephanie Hup­ton was quick to pull out her smart phone to record the in­ci­dent (nat­u­rally), watch­ing the in­quis­i­tive an­i­mal calmly pe­ruse the range of med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties at the Alaska Re­gional Hospi­tal in Anchorage.

Hup­ton said the mopey moose lin­gered lan­guidly in her room be­fore “saun­ter­ing out through a mo­tion-ac­ti­vated door.”

At­ten­tion staff, we need a tran­quil­liser gun in here, stat! Oh, and an ex­pe­ri­enced gourmet butcher too please. IF A doc­tor was to say that you were healthy and free of cancer, you’d be pretty happy, right?

Well un­for­tu­nately that dec­la­ra­tion came far too late for a man who was mis­di­ag­nosed with prostate cancer and who al­ready had the gland re­moved.

Pathol­o­gist Joy True­blood at the Iowa Clinic ad­mit­ted in court to mis­di­ag­nos­ing Rickie Lee Huitt, at­tribut­ing the mis­take to a “scan­ner gl­itch”.

In a state­ment, The Iowa Clinic said: “Once alerted about the sit­u­a­tion we im­me­di­ately apol­o­gised to the pa­tient”.

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