Wednesday, 10 August 2011

For All The Wrong Reasons

It's a quiet day in A&E.  Not all that unusual; after all, a lot of people are on holiday in August, so the population has gone down.  The emergency 'phone rings in the Department.  It's for me! A call to the M1, where a car has rolled multiple times.  The occupants are not badly injured, Despatch tells me, but, as there is only one ambulance available, I may be able to help by triaging them away from hospital, thereby saving a vehicle or two.  This is an occasional use of my time, and I am always happy to oblige.

I call out to the staff that there is an opportunity to accompany me.  There is a scurry of activity, as Baldy and Newby fight for the right to join me.

"Steady on, lads!" I say.  "It's not that exciting a job!  No point getting all worked up."

"We know," replies Baldy.  "It's not the job, it's the possibility of being mentioned in your blog!"