A broken blade and part of a drill are among items which have been left inside Tayside patients by blundering medics over the last four years.

Data released under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that nine items were left behind following surgery at NHS Tayside hospitals.

Other objects accidently left inside patients include swabs and a piece of a contraceptive device.

Reported by the Evening Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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