Hu­man waste hit pa­tient’s feet

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News -

HU­MAN ex­cre­ment from a faulty toi­let that fell through a ceil­ing and on to a pa­tient at Chel­tenham Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal only hit her feet, a spokesman has said.

The Western Daily Press re­ported yes­ter­day that the woman had been hit by hu­man ex­cre­ment as it fell on to her ward from above.

Glouces­ter­shire Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust has since sought to clar­ify that the waste mat­ter hit her un­cov­ered feet only. They said they had noth­ing to add to the state­ment is­sued by the Trust.

The state­ment said: “A fault in part of a pipe above a ward at Chel­tenham Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal re­sulted in a pa­tient coming into con­tact with waste from that pipe.

“All pa­tients in that area were im­me­di­ately re­lo­cated, the sec­tion of pipe and ceil­ing tiles re­placed and the area cleaned and made safe.

“Whilst we recog­nise that this was a deeply un­pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence, we have re­as­sured our pa­tient that any clin­i­cal risk as a re­sult of this ac­ci­dent is min­i­mal and we have apol­o­gised to those af­fected.”

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