Toddler's head removed from hospital toilet seat

Falmouth Packet: The two-year-old's head became stuck in a toilet seat at Penrice Hospital The two-year-old's head became stuck in a toilet seat at Penrice Hospital

Firefighters were called to a St Austell hospital yesterday after a toddler got its head stuck in a toilet seat.

An emergency call was made from Penrice Hospital at 6.44pm.

One crew from St Austell fire station attended the call and used a hacksaw to remove "the offending article," Tim Robinson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said. 

(BELOW) A map showing Penrice Hospital near St Austell

Rob Hosking, from Redruth Fire Station, said: "All in a day's work for a firefighter!"

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12:26am Mon 29 Apr 13

guest01 says...

That headline made me think a decapitated body of a child was discovered.
That headline made me think a decapitated body of a child was discovered. guest01

9:47am Mon 29 Apr 13

GrahamHarris says...

Unbelievable!

The child must have had an absolutely massive head then because I don't see how you can get stuck??
Unbelievable! The child must have had an absolutely massive head then because I don't see how you can get stuck?? GrahamHarris

9:53am Mon 29 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

GrahamHarris wrote:
Unbelievable!

The child must have had an absolutely massive head then because I don't see how you can get stuck??
I was wondering that.
[quote][p][bold]GrahamHarris[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable! The child must have had an absolutely massive head then because I don't see how you can get stuck??[/p][/quote]I was wondering that. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:17am Mon 29 Apr 13

guest01 says...

With it being in a hospital they may have had the toddler size toilet models, which have hole the size of a toddler head.
With it being in a hospital they may have had the toddler size toilet models, which have hole the size of a toddler head. guest01

11:30am Mon 29 Apr 13

Tyrone Shulace says...

Be surprised if the NHS have got the money to supply the toddler trainer toilet seats in a small community hospital, and time to clean them.
Be surprised if the NHS have got the money to supply the toddler trainer toilet seats in a small community hospital, and time to clean them. Tyrone Shulace

1:40pm Mon 29 Apr 13

meerkats says...

wonder if they flushed him out lol. Dont think the pic of a toilet is needed as we all know what they look like !!
wonder if they flushed him out lol. Dont think the pic of a toilet is needed as we all know what they look like !! meerkats

7:57pm Mon 29 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Tyrone Shulace wrote:
Be surprised if the NHS have got the money to supply the toddler trainer toilet seats in a small community hospital, and time to clean them.
In all fairness to the suggestion made above yours, whilst voluntary driving I have been to a good majority of hospitals within the county, and St Austell hospital in Porthpean Rd was one of them, for the dental unit there, I can't say I went in the toilets there, but I have found that in some of the smaller hospitals they tend to have some toilet facilities which consist of one unisex/disabled toilet with combined baby changing unit so therefore it is perfectly feasible some also contain a toddler trainer sized toilet seat facility.
[quote][p][bold]Tyrone Shulace[/bold] wrote: Be surprised if the NHS have got the money to supply the toddler trainer toilet seats in a small community hospital, and time to clean them.[/p][/quote]In all fairness to the suggestion made above yours, whilst voluntary driving I have been to a good majority of hospitals within the county, and St Austell hospital in Porthpean Rd was one of them, for the dental unit there, I can't say I went in the toilets there, but I have found that in some of the smaller hospitals they tend to have some toilet facilities which consist of one unisex/disabled toilet with combined baby changing unit so therefore it is perfectly feasible some also contain a toddler trainer sized toilet seat facility. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:02pm Mon 29 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

There is always the possibility too that the child was taken to the hospital with the toilet seat already in situ and the hospital called the fire service.
There is always the possibility too that the child was taken to the hospital with the toilet seat already in situ and the hospital called the fire service. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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