Home Articles Downloads Forum Products Services EBME Expo Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 243
Master
Offline
Master
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 243
Sorry Geoff I wasn't offering, just suggesting some options when you come to write your contracts for the lucky applicants!


Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.
Bullsh*t and brilliance only come with age and experience.
Dicky #34972 12/11/08 5:52 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13
Novice
Offline
Novice
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13
Our Workshop looks out onto a courtyard with buildings on all four sides. One morning we noticed a pair of mallards in the courtyard. Nurse asks " eeh, how did they get in there?" !

seppy #34974 12/11/08 6:09 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,914
Likes: 23
Hero
Offline
Hero
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,914
Likes: 23
I had a dental hygeinist phone in a fault on a Cavitron descaler. I took the call and knew the particular member of staff to be a bit absent minded. Iasked "Is it plugged in and switched on?" she went away ... checked ... came back on the phone and said yes, but its still not working.

So, i went over, checked it, it was switched on at the unit, and it was plugged in, but she had not switched on the power at the 13A socket. crazy I left her red faced. blush

Last edited by John Sandham; 12/11/08 6:10 PM.

Be Proactive and reactive.
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 745
Philosopher
Offline
Philosopher
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 745
We have three courtyards inside our new build and to save damage to the walls from ladders there is a stainless steel tube right the way around each of them just under the roof line. This was an ideal perch for pigeons which left huge deposits on the windows below.

To stop this a net was suspended over each courtyard.

Unfortunately the people putting the net up trapped 3 pigeons inside, which had to be shot.

Lee


Don't forget "we've never had it so good".
Lee S #34977 12/11/08 6:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,457
Likes: 35
Super Hero
Offline
Super Hero
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,457
Likes: 35

At the GRH you can keep an eye on the Peregrines via the webcam! smile

PS: perhaps one of our friends there could give us the link, so we can all enjoy the spectacle of them swooping down at 180 mph! But it won't be quite like this though!


If you don't inspect ... don't expect.
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 117
Savant
Offline
Savant
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 117
Too many to mention

Always like the “The monitor wont switch on”

Go up there to find no mains lead attached

Also was told of a nurse wondering why a mouse wouldn’t work.. Problem is she was waving the thing in the air trying to get it to work.. hmmz

Hulk #34979 13/11/08 9:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 768
Philosopher
Offline
Philosopher
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 768
I had a dialysis assistant, who was slightly scatty, ring up one morning to say that machine No. 5 was not working. Eventually I ascertained that it wasn't plugged into the 30A outlet. She phoned back 2 minutes late to say that it was continually alarming. Again, after loads of questions she turned the water on.
She finally rang again after a further 15 minutes to say that machine No.5 had now flooded the whole of the unit due to the waste not being connected!!! She was directed to the mop and bucket unit.


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own.
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 150
Mentor
Offline
Mentor
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 150
Isn't all the above "the norm"?

Personally if I was given an accurate description of the fault (i.e. no cryptic babble to decipher) it would throw me completely. grin

Last edited by Paul Latham; 13/11/08 1:58 PM. Reason: Missed a word out
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,457
Likes: 35
Super Hero
Offline
Super Hero
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,457
Likes: 35

Yes, Paul, I would agree that it is (as you say) "the norm". Not only that, but it's part of the reason that biomed services always need to be available on site (that is, rather than remotely). "Hand-holding" has always been (and probably will always remain) part of the job. smile


If you don't inspect ... don't expect.
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 135
Expert
Offline
Expert
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 135
Being told "On the CTG monitor, its printer has run out of ink". Even though the staff are told ever time that it doesnt have ink!! D'OH!!


New beginning. New location. New adventure. Old grumpy me!
Page 5 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  DaveC in Oz, RoJo 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
1 members (saeedumar2), 72 guests, and 8 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Daniela Renée, markwestby, dzeb, Mike Last, Mahendra.slm
9,979 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums25
Topics10,860
Posts72,869
Members9,979
Most Online5,980
Jan 29th, 2020
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5