The Spirit of Christmas
This week, at Epworth Richmond, a Mr Santa Claus was unexpectedly admitted to theatre, suffering from severe abdominal distention, acute pain, and confusion.
Mr Claus did not appear festive at all. As he was administered the anaesthetic, he mumbled something about a Grinch.
Mr Claus required an emergency Candy-Canectomy (an uncommon procedure, but fatal if not performed immediately). He also required a blood transfusion, ventilation & specialised surgical intervention – all which took place in Sim Surgery in the Education Centre on Level 5 Cato Wing.
Mr Claus has now fully recovered and ready for Christmas Day.
It is an annual tradition at Epworth for team members to participate in the competition to decorate our sites with an enthusiastic Christmas flair.
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