The saucy world of bedpans
and thermometers was an integral part of the Carry Ons for well over 50 years, but isn't it time to let that sort of thing go now?
Bernhard Rasz reminisces about Lidcombe Hospital in the seventies, when the bedpans
shone like mirrors
CLINIC, Singapore THE hospital-themed nightclub comes complete with wheelchairs as seating and pill-shaped rooms, while punters can take a swig from test tubes and IV bags, eat from bedpans
, lie on hospital beds with white curtains and even get your groove on in the Morphine room.
Like newly appointed Matron (Hermione Norris), who wants shiny bedpans
, beds as starchy as she is, but most of all to stop her stiff upper lip trembling.
How the mighty have fallen - she'll be emptying bedpans
next week at this rate.
In this second series, we follow nurses, Tom and Mandy, auxiliaries, Rose and Becky, and porter, Alan, at St Anthony's in Bradford as they swap bedpans
and bandages for convertibles and champagne.
The nurses' version began, "Silent night, everything''s right, patients all tucked up tight, bedpans
given and bottles too, cups of Horlicks we''ve doled out to you.
NURSES OF WARD 22 IT takes a special kind of person To do the jobs that nurses do Working non-stop all the day And through the night time too Some of the patients are attention seekers They think they are the only ill ones there All day long they press their bleepers Surely, they must know that others need care Nurses are doing a thankless job A job that is really worthwhile Dealing with some nasty work But still managing to give a smile Their words of encouragement Are better than any pill or medication On their feet all of the day Very little time for relaxation Emptying bottles and bedpans
Taking care of the frail and old Fantastic people, every one of them All angels with a heart of gold.
Nearly a year into its "Go Green" initiative, Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester has gotten rid of Styrofoam in the cafeteria, has biodegradable bedpans
made of beeswax, and is pursuing other measures that are not only environmentally friendly, but also save the hospital lots of "green.
A stint in the Royal on the bedpans
for health minister Andy Burnham, school and children's secretary Ed Balls manning the ball pond down the Wacky Warehouse or perhaps equality minister Harriet Harman womanning the returns at M& S.
ALTHOUGH the word "commode" has connotations with bedpans
these days, it was originally applied to a chest of drawers.
difficile following exposure by unwashed hands or infected surfaces such as bedpans
, toilet seats, or floors.