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.
Surety bonds are obtained from all contestants to avoid any untoward incident during or after polling day.
LAHORE -- Law and order situation remained peaceful during Local Bodies Election and no untoward incident was reported.
PESHAWAR -- City police will deploy about 7,500 police personnel to ensure security and avoid any untoward incident during Muharam ul Haram across the city, Capital City Police Chief Mubarik Zeb said.
He said there were satisfactory reports regarding security situation in the districts and no untoward incident took place as of yet.
The police spokesman said there were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley so far.
Peshawar, amid high security to meet any untoward incident on the 9th and 10th
The government has made elaborate security arrangements all over the state to ensure no untoward incident takes place in the wake of the Ayodhya judgment.
The devastating blunder came to light in a serious untoward incident report published by the North East Strategic Health Authority.