As an 'on-the-road' update, it appears that the hospitals in East London are all full to bursting. Newham hospital A&E is full, and there is an extra bed on each of the wards. I'm guessing that this bed is in the day room, or somewhere similar . Other hospitals are in the same state.
Apparently there is a strain of Influenza 'A' doing it's worst in the community.
Newham hospital has been admitting 60 people a day, rather than the more usual 45.
Update: And then the suspension on the ambulance breaks and we end up bouncing around the motor like Mexican jumping beans. My crewmate is now searching for a spare ambulance for us to use.
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