IV saline drip bags have been tampered with – police investigate

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Police are investigating after a small number of saline bags appear to have been tampered with at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle” BBC (2017).

BBC report “Police are investigating after a small number of saline bags appear to have been tampered with at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust said it was discovered just under a week ago. It said there was “no indication” any patients had been adversely affected.

There has been “considerable work” since it happened to review medicines across the hospital and to increase security measures, it said. Trust medical director Rod Harpin said: “We immediately implemented our serious incident procedures and there is no indication that any patients have been adversely affected but we continue to monitor this closely.”

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