Cocker Spaniel Sniffer Dog Helps Reduce Anti-social Activities in Hospitals

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM General Health News
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Coco, a 15-month-old Cocker Spaniel, is a police sniffer dog and is doing a great job of spotting patients who use illegal drugs in hospital wards.

She has been given this post at the hospitals run by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust in Newcastle.
 Cocker Spaniel Sniffer Dog Helps Reduce Anti-social Activities in Hospitals
Cocker Spaniel Sniffer Dog Helps Reduce Anti-social Activities in Hospitals

Coco will be doing hospital rounds along with her dog handler John McCarroll to sniff out visitors, patients and hospital staff too who could be misusing drugs.

Coco was hired to deter drug dealers to sell drugs to patients, after the hospital received reports about such activities. Having the hospital's own search dog would most certainly help curb nefarious anti-social activities in the hospital.

Gary O'Hare, director of nursing and operations at the trust said, "They will ensure we can continue to offer a safe and supportive environment for those receiving treatment, whilst giving people the confidence to report anything they find suspicious, either in our buildings or anywhere in our grounds."



Source: Medindia

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