NHS staff have been warned to be on their guard when patients are admitted wearing bracelets which could contain knife blades.
The warning shows a picture of the bracelet/blade and states: “All Staff Beware: When worn around the wrist this looks like an ordinary bracelet – but this item could cause serious injury. Be vigilant and double check.”
Orginally issued by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust after such an item was found at a patient’s house in the area, the warning has since gone online and been seen by a number of concerned NHS Forth Valley staff.
The bracelet, which has the official title the “outdoor edge paraclaw paracord survival bracelet”, comes complete with a 1.5 inch knife blade.