Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Swedish Hospital in HIV Needle Mix up

A nurse at Sahlgrenska University Hospital injected a patient with a syringe previously used on a patient infected with HIV. Officials believe that the oversight may have resulted in the man being infected with the HIV virus.Sweden’s Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has issued a sharp criticism against the hospital, according to the newspaper G√∂teborgs Posten. The two patients, one hospitalized with HIV and the other with severe head injuries, were housed in the same room at the hospital.

http://www.thelocal.se/10040/20080219/

1 comment:

Michael said...

A needle mix up! The horror. A UN Security Council Resolution might be required.

No bad news here thankfully.