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Monday, 13 December 2010
I have to say, when I read last week that a 50-year-old man from Birmingham had been sent a letter inviting him to attend a scan to assess the progress of his pregnancy, it did make me chuckle.
He was told to go to the Norwich Hospital for an ultrasound scan with a full bladder and was also told that "sometimes it can show twins".
The gentlemen in question, Mr Plettel, said: "I was absolutely flabbergasted. It just came out of the blue. I have seen the funny side of it and all my mates are enjoying ribbing me about it. The letter had my correct name, date of birth and National Insurance number so I knew it was genuine and it turns out to be a genuine mistake."
He added: "The ribbing has been coming thick and fast. When I walk through the door of my snooker club, I get 'Ooh mother and baby coming through'.
Apparently Mr Plettel doesn't even live in the area any more, and it was an error that arose after he was treated for kidney stones at the hospital 20 years ago!!
Nothing that the NHS do these days surprises me. The doctors and nurses do a great job - most of the time - but my faith in the system after everything that has happened to me this year is plummeting by the day.