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Patient sent home because hospital ran out of paper

lglen@obantimes.co.uk

A MEDICAL procedure on a patient who was prepped and ready for treatment was cancelled because there was ‘no paper in the printer’.

Two consultants and nursing staff had to stop the procedure and send a patient home because of lack of equipment in Lorn and Islands Hospital.

Iain MacIntyre, former Rotary president and businessman, said it is now time to think about privatisation of the NHS because the ‘excellent staff’ in Oban can no longer do their jobs.

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