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Reinforced toilet installed for obese patients

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A reinforced steel toilet which can cope with obese patients weighing up to 70 stone has been introduced at a hospital in Lincoln.

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The toilet, still in the prototype stage, has been installed on the new 23-bay Navenby Ward at Lincoln County Hospital.

An extra-wide bed, which can also cope with a patient weighing 70 stone, and featuring hoists and pulleys, has also been bought by Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust for the £2.8m ward.

Sylvia Knight, chief nurse at Lincoln County Hospital, said: “The design of the new Navenby Ward provides top-class accommodation for our patients and will enable our staff to provide the highest quality of care.”

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  • I only hope the quality of care has improved in the last 2 years - when one of my relatives was a patient at the hospital I was ashamed to admit I was a nurse.

    The money could have been better spent on improving basic care of patients unless it has improved.

    Off my soap box, I'm afraid I will never forget their attitude and lack ofcare and comassion.

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