Rubber glovesBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39555.728981.AD (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1249
- Claire Hilton, consultant
- 1Mental Health Service for Older Adults, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow
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 …