Wednesday, 27 December 2017
A night at A&E
I spent a night at A&E (Accident & Emergency) last night. Beverley has been poorly for 14 days with flu and laryngitis. Sitting in A&E as the hours tick by you watch a microcosm of life - a middle aged woman with pneumonia (Bev), a 14 year old girl collapsed after binge drinking, another woman knocked down by a car after drinking, an elderly woman with a broken femur after a fall, an Asian family with a distressed child. Then of course you have hardworking staff from around the world - Polish, African, Indian, Filipino, Indian and English. A beautiful, vulnerable world...maybe we should call it Awe & Energy!