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  • John Smith
    March 21, 2012 - 20:08

    Marlene has been watching too much "Criminal Minds"

  • Jeff
    March 21, 2012 - 15:28

    I would sat this is a common practice for the Health Science Center. I really can't beleive that the only time someone placed the wrong trash to go out to the landfill it falls off of the garbage truck? Those odds are astronomical. I wond if the landfill was poked around a bit what would be uncovered?

  • Frugal Freddy
    March 21, 2012 - 15:14

    Bio-waste from the hospital is trucked out of province and incinerated to protect patient privacy. Can we not save money and incinerate the stuff here?

  • barbara
    March 21, 2012 - 14:46

    I was in hospital in January for surgery and spent two days. I found everything was good except for one nurse who was so laid back. She took out my I.V. saying you don't need that and forgot to give my 10:00 needle for blood thining. She finally gave it to me at 11;00 and said I better give you your needle before I get in trouble. When she did up my discard papers she was so unconcerned about everything - this is a breeze, its easy, won't take a second. I thought to myself - she will never make it - she wasn't meant to be a nurse - I just hope she takes her job more seriously before something serious happens.

  • ROBERT
    March 21, 2012 - 11:44

    Eastern Health should be fined and charged any private company that did the same would face some big trouble. Make Them Pay. What If Kids had stumbled on this mess.

    • Wince
      March 21, 2012 - 12:52

      Sure, fine EH... it's just our tax dollars anyhow. May as well make the problem that much worse by taking away money that's better used elsewhere.

  • M
    March 21, 2012 - 09:09

    Marlene, When do the aliens come in and take over the world? I like this movie you are describing.

  • Eli
    March 21, 2012 - 08:52

    Was it really necessary for NTV and CBC Television to describe in detail the contents of that waste? It was sickening at dinner time. We were spared some of it thanks to some quick clicks on the remote button.

  • Don II
    March 21, 2012 - 08:21

    This is just another example of the lack of professionalism and plain lazy and slack attitude that pervades the health care system in Newfoundland and Labrador. How are these people being trained? What are they being trained? I was recently at a hospital and witnessed for myself situations where nurses and doctors went on rounds attending to a number of patients without washing their hands between each patient visit. I witnessed a person with hypodermic needle which had become lodged in his hand. This "needle stick" incident occurred when a person was visiting a patient, it appears that somebody had injected a solution into an IV bag line and left the used needle uncapped on the patients bed. When the visitor sat on the edge of the bed to give something to the patient his hand came in contact with the needle which penetrated his hand. The visitor had to be examined and treated for this needless injury! It appears that a lax and careless attitude is common in the health care system in Newfoundland and Labrador. How many more serious or life threatening mistakes a being made on a daily basis by this bunch?

    • Angie
      March 21, 2012 - 09:26

      M, not sure how close you were to the situation but I recall at the Janeway there are sinks in the exam rooms. Do all the exam rooms in the adult hospitals have these too? Is it possible they washed their hands in the individual rooms prior to examining the patients? If not, that is scary. The needle stick incident should have led to a severe reprimand of that employee, in my opinion.

  • Marlene
    March 21, 2012 - 08:01

    I think this story is absolutely criminal. We have so many nut jobs out there running the streets that could have used this to there advantage. Maybe i watch way to many tv shows but i am sure the nut jobs do too and just imagine a murder or something taking place and a tube of blood poured around and bammm the innocent person goes to jail because of neglect to dispose of this properly. Breach of privacy is just a joke then. Far fetched maybe but possible YES.