Working in a psychiatric ward at Christmas made me commit to the NHS The day was an emotional rollercoaster, but it helped me realise I wanted to pursue a career in the health service.
Several years ago I was working in a mental health crisis team in an inner city psychiatric hospital and volunteered to work on Christmas Day.
The Christmas shift started at 8am; I had the luxury of driving the team car from my flat to the hospital. The streets looked abandoned aside from the occasional dog walker. Continue reading... The Guardian