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2008-09-26 18:00:59

A NEW wing of a pounds 51m hospital was unveiled by the Duchess of Northumberland. She was given the chance to use the latest keyhole surgery technology - placing polo mints on a stick - inside Hexham General Hospital's new training centre, which includes a "mock-body" where training nurses can perform laparoscopic surgery using cameras and surgical instruments. She said: "I think I passed with flying colours. I thought it would actually be on a real patient, but I'm so squeamish about...

2008-09-25 17:46:48

THE Duchess of Northumberland yesterday unveiled the new wing of a pounds 51m hospital development and turned her hand to keyhole surgery. But she was not performing a life-saving operation - instead carefully placing Polo mints on a stick. The Duchess was given the chance to use the latest technology inside Hexham General Hospital's new training centre, which includes a "mock-body" where training nurses can perform laparosco pic surgery using cameras and tiny surgical instruments....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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