A Conservative MP has revealed that a Kensington and Chelsea hospital hired out one of its wards for the shooting of a "big budget" porno, the BBC reports. Penny Mordaunt, member for Portsmouth North, informed fellow parliamentarians of the incident during a Commons debate yesterday on "improving transparency in government …
i beg to differ
it cannot be said to be contributing to the objectives of the primary care trust."
But they paid to be there right ????
obviously the PCT needs money .....
Why is this considered news and who gives a shit?
It's considered 'news' because it a 'new' piece of information (for most people, at least) and I give a shit because it was amusing and cheered up my workday a little.
Yeah whatever title
Maybe instead of being able to rate articles on a scale from crap to orgasmic, the Register should implement a binary ratings system whereby if you give a shit about the story in question you simply click on an icon of a turd?
I'm giving this story the turds up by the way!
This is the odds & sods section
If you don't want to read slightly random amusing articles, don't.
It does get a bit tiring pointing this obvious fact out to you retards every week.
.... NB stands for 'No Brain'
P.S. Welcome to the Bootnotes section of El Reg
Pics or it didn't happen.
Playmobil reconstruction or it didn't happen!
An MP's husband caught watching the Playmobil reconstruction, Kleenex in hand, or it definitely didn't happen!
Would the MP still be complaining if some other non-pron film was made that brought in loads of money into the hospital?
I place no blame on the administration that allowed it to happen. In fact I praise them for generating more money for their coffers without taxing the patients.
If there is anything thats wrong in this piece, it is that there was a fully equipped ward that was closed.
Why was it closed? I'd hazard a guess that it was due to lack of funding...
Mordaunt did not provide the name of the film in question
Perhaps a Playmobil reconstruction might jog commentards memories.
sex, on a ward, how unhygienic!
Can't see the problem.
Ward was closed. Management rented it out to film company and received their money. Film company made film and made their cash. The 'Artistes' and crew received their pay.
So it's a win - win - win situation.
What's the problem?
VArious trusts across the country hire out unused wards for all sorts of things like TV dramas and films.
But it had some people fucking in it!!! ZOMG this is all wrong NOOOOOOO!
Won't someone think of the children?
Really, it brought money in to the trust and helped offset the cost of leaving a ward empty.
I can't see a problem here.
speaking as a parent i find it
Ooooh .. Matron
I wonder if the 'actresses' have bigger dugs in the BUPA wing?? Perhaps they could mix it up with a bit of a Carry On, Doctor theme and get some Hattie Jacques look-a-like to inject a Kenneth Williams-a-like up the 'arris with a massive thingumyjig. I'd pay to see that!*
Anyway, we need a Playmobil reconstruction... and quick!
*Actually, I just read that back and I'm not so sure now.
Note the quote
He has not seen the _FINAL_ picture (emphasis mine). That says nothing about pre-production materials and on-the-set stills.
Not a "He"
That's why it offends - another of the "women don't watch pr0n" bullocks brigade. Too prim and proper to enjoy oneself in solitude or with a mate(?).
>She quipped: "Although I cannot claim to have seen the final picture - as I understand, these
>things are no longer claimable on parliamentary expenses
Still - what's the issue? As long as no deception or illegal activity took place it's hardly anything to get steamed up about.
I say congratulations to the hospital for finding a use for it's facilities that I have helped pay for.
" it was a big-budget affair and generated substantial income for the hospital [...] it cannot be said to be contributing to the objectives of the primary care trust."
If it generated substantial income for the hospital, that was money they could re-invest in meeting their clinical objectives. Sounds pretty good to me - if the NHS has assets lying idle that can be put to work supplementing the taxpayer, why not?
Of course, what they *actually* spent the money on was probably a full-time film liason manager on £50k a year + car, but you can dream can't you?
A sensetivity about sex on the wards and hygene but then for a "Big budget" company the err...actors and actresses will have regular checks, lots of precautions and generally be healthier than most and there will be far worse things spreading around your average hospital ward so meh, as long as it was deep cleaned before being put back into use, rock on :)
Though I'd have to see the film in question to form a full opinion :)
I bet Mr Jackie (with a q) Smith has seen it
It was called
The NHS has really missed a trick here. Should have got in some of the action to get the money's worth !
Patients with erectile dysfunction ? "Look ! Do what he's doing !"
Couple with boring love-lifes ? "Look - do what they're doing !"
Junior gynaecologists ? "Look, that's what one looks like - once he gets his head out the way !"
Trainee hospital porters ? "Clean up on bed #7 !"
Micro-biology department ? "Study this - bet you can't tell us what she had for breakfast !"
The 2011 'Naughty Nurses of the NHS' pinup calendar.
Probably given away free to the unemployed. DVD costs extra (possibly covered under BUPA)
The final picture
Well I for one look forward to watching 'NH-Ass'.
I propose ...
... A prize to the commentard that can come up with the title of the film in question. I intend to 'research', but not from my office PC.
Mine's the one with the sticky tissues in the pocket.
not sure what the issue is
my local hospital was used for a tv series, as it was cheaper than creating a decent set.
It even made the news, due to the number of times they had to stop filming to allow the porters to wheel bodies into the morgue. (with an incredibly misleading headline)
It's not uncommon....
A lot of NHS places hire out their buildings for use by film crews. If the government are going to expect decisions on whether to hire out to be made on the quality or subject of the film being made, we may be doomed. For example, I was disappointed with '28 Days Later'. Should I write to an appropriate MP and express my concern that an NHS Trust got money by hiring out one of its wards for the film?
C4 comedy starring Tamsin Greig and those funny chaps from the Visa ads (Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt) had many scenes recorded in and around Basingstoke General Hospital, Hampshire.
Don't remember there being any questions asked in "the mother of parliaments" about it...
"Hello little lady, I'm Dwayne...
... and I'm here to repair your life support system. "
At least nobody commented on "transparency" or "substantial in come"
"cannot be said to be contributing to the objectives of the primary care trust"
But closing the ward is?
Why's it empty?
That's the real question. We have significant waiting lists for in-patient ops - granted it's better than it was (one thing NuLab did get half-right was improving waiting times for ops), and improved op methods mean less stuff needs in-patient stays, but there are still waiting lists. So if there's wards free and there's patients waiting, why doesn't the hospital have enough staff to do the work in those wards?
That said though, if the ward *is* unused, then no real harm in renting it out, whatever it's used for.
Apparently 'Pirate Video Deluxe: Xtreme Desires' is apparently the "movie" in question. I would imaging that if they tried to arrange a hospital based pr0n flick these days they would fail to obtain insurance against cast infections - primarily MRSA & C-Diff!
Paris 'cos she knows something about grumble flicks...
Women MP has since of humour shock.
Full story in article.
It raised money FFS!!
It raised money from a closed ward, what's the problem FFS!
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