Hospital policy is for visitors to wards to not wear ties (they dangle and can spread infection) and to have their sleeves rolled up to the elbow (again to prevent infection - you can wash your arms easier than your sleeves)The camera crew and journos had not done either. I'd be bloody annoyed if a bunch of politicos and assorted journos turned up on my ward, too.
All right, I see but he completely lost his cool. Just too much of an outburst.
He could have dealt differently with it, this is not a Chuck Norris movie.
I work in hospitals and I can understand his frustration but that was a hell of a go to people who may just have been badly directed or not properly advised by the NHS staff, before filming..
Calm down man.. He is a very good surgeon though, he must have had a very long and hard day..
Having said that I would also advise NHS medics NOT to go out and around with the phonendoscope around their neck (which is very... very fashionable a the moment). It ends up on coffee tables, tills areas a so on. It is so not hygienic...
Not to talk about wearing the gown outside the unit to go for lunch break.. I think sleeves up are all right but their is a lot more to do.