Here at Healthcare Governance Review we take the issue of patient safety and welfare very seriously. But we couldn’t help being somewhat bemused over a newspaper report that in the absence of a working buzzer, patients in a Victorian hospital in Cardiff were provided with a tambourine by well meaning staff to help them alert nurses in an emergency. Readers can access the Telegraph’s version of the story here.
We asked Royston, our cartoonist, to come up with an insight into how our fictitious Dingley Dell NHS foundation trust Board might deal with knowledge of this situation. His response can be viewed below.