A leading hospital has landed itself in hot water this week after attempts to "get with it" saw a string of highly inappropriate tweets being published on the American-based social media giant. The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital shut down the account after only a single day, but not before thousands had logged on to follow its updates.
While the hospital's hierarchy had unanimously agreed that opening a twitter account would make them look trendy, the log in details are thought to have been hijacked by a disgruntled nurse upset with the world due to the impending cuts to the health service.
Printed below is a selection of some of the less immediately offensive material, and names have been changed to protect the innocent.
"Only 2375 fatalities so far in 2011. A fantastic effort team #BetterThanItSoundsHonest"
"Bad case of MRSA in the Chase ward. Good excuse for not visiting aged grandparents though"
"Some of the food patients have been served since Steve became chef actually is cardboard #RecyclingTargetTICK"
"Good time to get on the cancer treatment waiting list. Recent patients disappearing fast #It'sAnillWindThatBlowsNobodyAnyGood"
"Dr Collins will be wearing the dunces hat for June after prescribing antibiotics for a cold. Everyone knows they don't kill viruses. Classic"
"Some junior docs spent the morning messing about in the X-ray room. Best pose was a Brucie-style "The Thinker""
"Thank God little Martin Smith got better as his mother was a frightful bore even Matron steered clear of #MeantBOAR"
"Seriously, an MRI scanner doesn't just go missing. The thing's bigger than a car and we need it back. Pls RT"
Co-written with Curbie Firetank