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BBC:  UK nurse's "J-hook" invention may save National Health Service millions

October 24, 2003 -- A BBC story published today explained how veteran Wolverhampton nurse John Edwards devised a plastic hook to hang hospital fluid drips from curtain rails, replacing conventional drip stands at about one twentieth of the cost.

According to the piece, Mr. Edwards has just signed a deal with his hospital and two companies to make and distribute the invention, which could save the National Health Service millions. Mr. Edwards explained how he came up with the idea: "I had a patient and a drip and nowhere to put the drip and I looked and the curtain rail was there and I thought I must be able to use that."

See the BBC's Nurse's gadget saves NHS millions.

 

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