Hospital malfunction: Orthopaedic patients given service call bells to alert nurses

It wouldn't be 'rocket science to fix' but patients at a major Sydney hospital reportedly had to use a bell to summon nursing staff.
Basil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers. Photo: Getty.

Modern healthcare — high tech, high cost with complex life-saving computer-guided machinery that, in the 21st century at least, does far more than go ping.

So picture Sydney’s Nepean Hospital and an old-fashioned hotel counter bell, say the one used by holiday makers unfortunate enough to book a week’s stay at Fawlty Towers.