suture needle

Tired of the long wait in ER, a Swedish man sewed up the cut in his leg, using a needle and thread that hospital staff had set out.

It took such a long time,” the man told the local Sundsvall Tidning daily.

The man incurred the deep cut when he sliced his leg on the sharp edge of a kitchen stove while he was renovating at home.

“I first went to the health clinic, but it was closed. So I rang the medical help line and they told me that it shouldn’t be closed, so I went to emergency and sat there,” the man named only as Jonas told the newspaper.

The hospital staff were not amused, and reported him to the police for “arbitrary conduct” in having used the hospital’s equipment without authorization.

While Jonas admitted to the newspaper that he has no prior experience of sewing up himself he sought to play down the fuss that his handiwork has caused, arguing that “through the ages people have always sewn themselves up”.

via Jonas, 32, sewed up his own leg after ER wait – The Local.