NHS bosses have been blasted for patronising staff after pinning detailed instructions on how to make toast in a ward kitchen of the University Hospital Southampton.
The laminated eight-step guide, which includes flow chart and full equipment list, warns medics not to attempt to make the popular breakfast snack unless they are fully-trained. In further patronising fashion, the poster also tells staff to “place required bread into slots” snd then to “turn toast dealer to setting 2.5 and push lever down”. Medics are told to “wait beside the toaster until completion of the full cycle” and “remove with plastic tongs”.
Once they have managed to achieve that successfully, they are then instructed to place the toast “in either beverage trolley, toast compartments” or a “suitable receptacle”, such as a plate or tray.
They are then asked to serve it to patients with “butter/margarine and appropriate conserves, knife and napkin”.
Incredibly, among the list of “required equipment” for making toast on the poster, is a “toaster” and “brown or white bread”.
Health bosses have been blasted for wasting valuable NHS time and money - which is already overstretched - as well as trading staff like “silly little children”.
A source told The Sun: “It’s absolute madness. Someone was paid to sit there and write this. So much time on producing something so stupid.”