For the past five nights the majority of my patients have been sick with one or more of the following…
- High temperature.
- Runny nose.
- Night sweats.
- ‘Generally unwell’.
So there must be at least one highly infectious disease epidemic in the area, while you or I might want to curl up in bed with some Lemsip and paracetamol, it would seem that a large number of Newham would rather sit in an A&E waiting room.
Which leads me to the point of this post. Us ambulance crews spend a lot of time around these infectious patients, patients who have often never been taught the good manners of putting their hand over their mouth when they cough.
So is it any wonder that I’ve got painful eyes, a streaming nose, a constant mild headache and a feeling that I’m suffering from a mild hangover.
Us ambulance crews mustn’t have more than three periods of sick in an eighteen month period.
So I’m having to drag my potentially infectious body into work – where maybe I can infect some more people…
So in conclusion.
Send me nurses – pretty female nurses with plenty of drugs.*
*With apologies to another writer/blogger who also asks for nurses and never seems happy when I mention my previous career.