Overworked nurses to use rollerskates
Overworked Italian nurses are to use rollerskates to get around the wards faster.
Doctor Domenico Pozza, head of the hospital at Lecco, northern Italy, came up with the idea to make up for a shortage of nurses.
The Il Nuovo website reports that nurses are apparently happy with the decision.
Dr Pozza said: "It will alleviate the consequences of chronic shortage of nursing staff.
"Wearing roller skates will allow nurses to respond more quickly to the patients' calls."