Removing items in ears and noses ‘costs NHS £3m a year’

01 November 2018 – BBC News

A study has suggested that removing foreign objects from ears and noses costs NHS hospitals in England nearly £3m a year.

Children were responsible for the vast majority of cases – 95% of objects removed from noses and 85% from ears.

On a yearly basis, an average of 1,218 nasal and 2,479 aural removals took place between 2010 and 2016, data shows.


Ed. Well, this certainly puts it into perspective. Not sure I want to know about the adult cases…

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