- NHS posters are a cultural institution in the almost 76-year history of the health service
It may seem obvious. Yet incredibly, NHS staff are supposed to be told not to defecate in a bin.
It’s just one example of the crazy world of NHS signs, with staff often sharing the funniest and strangest examples on social media. On X, formerly Twitter, there’s even an account dedicated to showcasing some of the best.
Posters, posters and notes, often handmade, are designed to cajole, warn, inform and even threaten doctors and sometimes even patients.
MailOnline has compiled here a series of examples supposedly seen in the healthcare sector…
The deterioration of NHS infrastructure is a real concern, as highlighted by this alleged health service poster. However, some on social media theorized that the sign could be alerting visitors to other sources of noise, such as rats. The exact NHS trust the poster belongs to was not named, but similar ones have been seen at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Lynn. Posted by Jon Coupland in Lincolnshire
This sign was supposedly seen at the NHS Countess of Chester Hospital. It comes as STI rates have recently soared in many parts of England. Poster by Richmond’s @GlenworthEver
These signs, reportedly seen in an NHS staff room, warn that appliances are reserved for certain staff. The notices, which say “do not tie or force,” were posted online by @DrIpFeed4
This warning sign of a wasp infestation was apparently posted in 2016 by an anonymous NHS trust. Sent to account X @SignsofHealth
This ‘PIGOVE NOT IN problem’ warning from 2022 is another example of animal infestations affecting the daily running of the health service. This was posted by Cardiff nurse @georgecxde
This supposed NHS sign seeks to dispel rumors that a ‘dishwashing fairy’ patrols the Trust and urges staff to wash their plates, cups and cutlery and not leave them in the sink. Posted by @Monique_jadey
This shocking supposed NHS sign warns how “someone” defecates into a bin instead of the toilet in the health service bathroom. Posted by Rhodri Morgan-Smith Nantwich
Another alleged NHS toilet sign located in the Men’s Intensive Care Unit warns how the “lock” can get stuck. Posted by Bristol GP Johnny Bryant
NHS budgets run into the billions and some staff are keen to ensure every penny is well spent, as this supposed health service sign with hand towels seems to suggest. Posted by @WallNoise
Here, another supposed NHS office sign advises how to operate a diabolical photocopier and laments its very existence. Posted by South London pediatrician Sarah Sturrock
This supposed health service sign informs staff about the complicated method of operating lighting in an NHS ward. Posted by consultant Dr Ben Lovell
‘Ass-king’ is not a strange trend on social media, but rather an acronym designed to help remind staff to check for pressure ulcers, a type of injury that patients can suffer if they remain in one position for too long. too much time. While some staff have highlighted the strange word the mnemonic produces, others say it is certainly memorable. Posted by @ODanaos