So a crew (not me, I'm relaxing on station) get called to a woman who is 38 weeks pregnant, and was mugged.
Her mobile phone was demanded from her, and after she gave it over, the attacker then punched her so hard in the stomach that her waters broke. He is only stopped from kicking her in the stomach because someone comes out of a nearby house.
I try not to swear on this blog…
The crew turn up, and take the patient to the local hospital to the maternity department.
They pre-warn the unit to meet them, as they keep their doors locked at night.
So why, when they turned up, were the doors still locked? The excuse from the *idiot* midwife?
“I forgot to tell anyone”.
“We haven't got any beds”.
It's not bad enough that some scumbag purposefully attacked a pregnant woman, but then the people who are supposed to help her don't seem to give a damn.
The crew involved have put in a report about it, as this isn't the first time this has happened. Sometimes it seems that we are the only people doing our job properly.
Quite rightly the crew are spitting mad about the whole thing and are determined to do something about it.