NEWS Six-inch metal forceps left inside patient in ‘never event’


Cooler King
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Apr 15, 2009
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has apologised and said the incident at Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital, first reported by the BBC, was “exceptionally rare”.

The error happened during a seven-hour abdominal procedure on Nov 23, it is understood.

The six-inch metal forceps had to be located using X-ray while the patient was still under anaesthetic.

But they could not be immediately removed and the patient was moved to intensive care overnight before an operation the next day.

Six-inch metal forceps left inside patient in ‘never event’ :eek:
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