6 May 2014

Maggots found in Calvary Hospital recovery room

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For a while now, we have been hearing a lot about people not wanting to stay in hospital longer than needed for fear of picking up any nasty infections. Not a great concern to have when you are recovering from illness or injury.

These concerns are not likely to be abated by news that six maggots were found in the corner of a recovery room in Calvary Hospital on Thursday night.

According to a report in The Canberra Times, the waiting room was taken out of service between Friday and Sunday following the discovery, with air conditioning contractors employed to determine whether an animal gained access to the room.

The waiting room is now back in full use, with no explanation for the appearance of the maggots.

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Maggots don’t pose a health risk. Maggots are in fact used under dressings by medical staff in mainstream hospitals to eat the rotten flesh away from wounds. It actually keeps wounds clean and aids healing. The hospital is just catering to the public “ew” factor.

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