Deer Roaming the Maternity Ward: A Surprising Hospital Visit

Deer Roaming the Maternity Ward: A Surprising Hospital Visit

…By for TDPel Media.

In an unusual incident at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, two deer were discovered roaming the maternity ward in the early hours of a Monday morning.


The unexpected visit of the animals created a buzz among the hospital staff, leading to laughter in the background.

Let’s delve into the details of this intriguing event and its aftermath.

The Deer’s Unexpected Entry:

The incident occurred when the deer managed to break into the hospital through an open back door.


Wandering into the corridor on Level 5, they explored the area for approximately three minutes before being gently encouraged to leave by hospital staff.

Fortunately, the deer did not enter any clinical areas, patient wards, or come into direct contact with patients, ensuring no disruption to medical operations or patient care.

Social Media Frenzy:

The amusing event quickly gained attention after a video of the deer running down the hospital corridors was shared on social media platforms.

The footage garnered thousands of views and amused reactions from netizens.

Many expressed their surprise at witnessing such an extraordinary sight within the hospital premises.


Deer in the Southwest:

It is not entirely unusual to encounter deer in the south-western region, as these graceful creatures are known to frequent the surrounding areas of Derriford Hospital.

While this particular incident was unusual, the hospital authorities acknowledged that deer sightings have been reported in the vicinity before.

Reminders and Precautions:

Following the incident, the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust issued a statement advising staff and visitors to be mindful of closing doors behind them to prevent similar occurrences.

Additionally, it was emphasized that feeding the deer should be avoided as they are wild animals and their presence in a busy hospital setting is not encouraged.


The spontaneous visit of the deer to the maternity ward of Derriford Hospital provided an amusing anecdote for the staff and garnered considerable attention on social media.


While the incident passed without any harm, the hospital administration remains vigilant, taking measures to prevent such encounters in the future by increasing security patrols and monitoring entrance points.

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