SFH Memo (?1970's)
Courtesy of Mike Charman - a known cat lover!
The increasing number of wild salmon around the main building of St Francis Hospital is causing grave concern to the medical, nursing and administrative officers at the hospital.
These salmon are becoming a serious health risk to patients for the following reasons :
+Ward crockery is used to feed the salmon and after being left out is brought back into wards for patients without being sterilised
+Salmon have been entering wards and have been found sitting in comfortable chairs. Nurses have been in danger of sustaining serious fish bites if they attempt to remove the salmon
+The housing left around the perimeter of the hospital is attracting staff who are being driven into these houses by the salmon
+Many of the salmon may be the carriers of ideas which could be transmitted at ward level if staff come into contact with the salmon
+Salmon have been entering wards during the day and are moving beds about. Unit Officers and Charge Nurses are requested to gain the cooperation of patients in this matter in order to prevent a salmon take over.
+In view of this serious situation, the senior staff will be collected and examined by authorised officers and action taken.
NB It is noted that this serious salmon outbreak has occurred during a time when the hospital cat population has been at an all time low!