Saturday, 29 March 2008


She staggered in the ambulance entrance with an ambulance man on one side of her and a policeman on the other, "are their no fu***ng thin nurses in this hospital" she said to myself and my colleague. Charming, I thought, here we go again. "An overdose of unknown quantity of unknown tablets with alcohol" was the handover. There's a surprise. Then the policeman gave his side. "I don't have a lot of time for this nonsense usually but this is different". Turns out that this lady had been on a night out a couple of months ago and had left her children with a babysitter, unfortunately a fire had started in the house, no-ones fault it just happened, but her kids had died while she was out enjoying herself. Now all she wants to do is be with her kids. What do you say? What do you do? We can look after her physically but no matter how much psychiatric help we give her she still wants to be with her kids.

1 comment:

Malcolm said...

The writer is totally fair, and there is no question.
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