An NHS hospital has seen its IT system go out of action for two days because staff overwhelmed it by downloading music for their iPods, a report claims.

It appears computers at the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Kent had been used to store multimedia assets for the device, according to Contractor UK.

The hospital's system wasn't built to handle the traffic, so the server crashed and took the Windows PCs down with it.

Staff then had to use hand-written back-up notes to look after patients. They have now been told that in future any music or other multimedia files will be deleted.