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dear oh dear

Just read this on the BBC website:

Hospital hand gels 'being drunk'
A hospital in Dorset is one of many removing alcohol-based hand cleaning gel from reception areas in a bid to stop visitors drinking it.

The National Concern for Healthcare Infections says the gel, which contains up to 70% alcohol levels, is being stolen and mixed with other drinks.

Posted at 3rd Mar 2009 - 03:46PM   Posted by Milla   dear oh dear Comments: 10


What is wrong with people?

Who on earth thinks, 'oh - I'll drink the hand gel, it's got alcohol in it'?

Next they will be suing the NHS for their cirrhotic Livers!


Posted by: Zoe on 3rd Mar 2009 at 03:52PM

Jackofall's Avatar If you hadn't said it was the BBC I would have thought it was something from News Biscuit.

Posted by: Jackofall on 3rd Mar 2009 at 03:55PM

Annakarenin's Avatar Darn wish I'd thought of that.Wink

Seriously though was thinking along the same lines as Jacko because arn't they a bit nasty tasting, don't think even I could sink so low much as I hate being in the places and would try anything to dull the experience.

Posted by: Annakarenin on 3rd Mar 2009 at 04:03PM

sheeeeeeesh. Shocked

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 3rd Mar 2009 at 04:30PM

Elizabethd's Avatar Shocked

Posted by: Elizabethd on 3rd Mar 2009 at 05:39PM

Angel's Avatar What is the world coming to. Like glue sniffing...where is the sense....
silly people

Posted by: Angel on 3rd Mar 2009 at 06:47PM

I used some of this hospital hand cleaning stuff when we visited my husbands Father who was in an isolated area.

It was awful, must do the trcik on the germs but smelt so strongly of alcohol it went right down the back of my throat and I could not breathe. And it stripped my hands of any oils it was so strong.

How anyone could drink it is beyond me - and I do like a drink!

Posted by: Crucifix on 3rd Mar 2009 at 09:10PM

Camilla's Avatar Oh my goodness.....Shocked

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Mar 2009 at 02:06AM

It could only happen in Dorset! Wards are closed at DCH because of Novovirus so removing the gel won't help. Anti-bacterial gel and tonic anyone?

Posted by: Quilting Cat on 4th Mar 2009 at 09:06AM

Milkmaid's Avatar I've just jokingly said to my daughters tonight, that I'm becoming addicted to the gel, since I'm on a twice a day fix of the stuff on my Ma's ward

Posted by: Milkmaid on 4th Mar 2009 at 08:58PM

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