Rubber gloves

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1249
  1. Claire Hilton, consultant
  1. 1Mental Health Service for Older Adults, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
  1. claire.hilton{at}

    The manager of the older people’s mental health day assessment unit was sitting with her feet on the desk, a broad grin on her face, and a red box in her hand, telephoning the supplies department. The box had been unpacked by the unit’s cleaner and was found to contain, rather than the 200 non-latex gloves she had ordered, 200 non-latex condoms.

    The manager finally managed to persuade the supplies …

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