British Hospitals - True Stories
1. A man dashes into the A&E dept. and yells . . . 'My wife's going to
have her baby in the taxi'.
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the taxi, lifted the lady's dress and
began to take off her underwear. Suddenly after protests from the
lady I noticed that there were several taxis - - - and I was in the
submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald, St. Andrews Hospital, Glasgow
3. One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that
her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.. Not more than
five minutes later, I heard her on her mobile phone reporting to the
rest of the family that he had died of a 'massive internal fart.'
Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg Royal London Hosp.
4. During a patient's two week follow-up appointment, he told me that
he was having trouble with one of his medications. 'Which one ?'. . .. I
'The patch; the Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and
now I'm running out of places to put it!'
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see.
Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions includes removal of the old patch before
applying a new one.
Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair, Norfolk General
5. While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked 'How
long have you been bedridden?'
After a look of complete confusion she answered. 'Why, not for about
twenty years - when my husband was still alive.'
Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson- Maidenhead Royal Kent
6. I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while
checking up on a man I asked . . ... 'So how was your breakfast this
'It's very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get
used to the taste.' Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced a foil packet labelled
Submitted by Dr. Leonard J. Brandon . Bristol Infirmary.
7. A nurse was on duty in the A&E when a young woman with purple
hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos,
and wearing strange clothing, entered. It was quickly determined
that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for an
When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff
noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green, and above it there
was a tattoo that read .. . .'Keep off the grass'
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on
the patient's dressing, which read 'Sorry . . . had to mow the lawn.'
Submitted by Staff Nurse RN Elaine Fogerty, KGH London
Dr. wouldn't submit his name