untoward incident

untoward incident

An NHS (UK) term for any event, incident, occurrence or accident, which could have or did lead to unintended harm, loss or damage to a patient, visitor or member of staff or hospital Trust property.
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The ape-man could not but think of the fate of his little party should some untoward incident arouse even momentarily the rage of fear of a single one of all these thousands.
For the moment they had been entirely unconscious of their surroundings and now as she looked at their captors she saw that they had fallen again into their almost habitual manner of stolid indifference, and at a gesture from one of them the march was resumed as though no untoward incident had occurred.
During the whole four days I had not seen the girl, as she evidently kept closely to her room; and during this time no untoward incident had occurred aboard the boat--a fact which seemed to strengthen the web of circumstantial evidence about her.
Not that the others contained details which even I would hesitate to recount; it is, rather, the very absence of untoward incident which renders them useless for my present purpose.
The officials while confirming the incident said that the FC personnel were executing their duties at the post when the untoward incident took place, killing one soldier on the spot and injuring another, who was shifted to nearest military hospital for medical aid.
According to a hand-out issued here on Wednesday, he said that all line departments should remain available for relief activities upon hearing information of any untoward incident and the administration should also remain fully vigilant along with PDMA, Rescue-1122 and other line departments.
A heavy contingent of police reached the spot and cordoned off the area and also blocked the road to avoid any untoward incident.
Police blocked the road for traffic for two hours to avoid any untoward incident.
LAHORE -- To avert any untoward incident, City Police have prepared a 'comprehensive' security plan for the occasion of New Year's Eve.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said there was a 'sigh of relief' after the events that had 21 leaders coming to the country were pulled off without a single untoward incident.
It is due Archroma extensive safety management guidelines that no untoward incident happened.
Heavy contingents of law enforcement personnel have been deployed to avert any untoward incident.