Getting fired for having a laugh at a bloke with an eel up his bum?

One person has been sacked after and investigation into staff looking at the x-ray of the bloke with an eel up his arse.

Not the actual X-Ray

Not the actual X-Ray

Thirty-three health workers have been disciplined for snooping at x-rays and other information on the man who had an eel removed from inside him at Auckland City Hospital.

At least one was sacked. The rest were given verbal warnings, written warnings or final written warnings.

Mainly they had looked at computer-based radiology images, but some looked at the man’s blood-test results and the discharge summary.

Some had also distributed information outside the Auckland District Health Board. 

Apparently some media have obtained the xray image but haven’t had the guts to publish it.

I’m sure that if my ‘privacy’ was ‘breached’ I’d be a bit pissed off, mainly because the whole world would know what I had inserted into my arse.

But frankly it’s pretty funny.

And just how does an eel ‘become stuck in his rectum’?  Would be a hilarious fishing story to tell around the BBQ if it were true!


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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