Friday, 22 January 2016

The secret A&E nurse's diary: 'He stands 1cm from my face, saying he will kill me'

The secret A&E nurse's diary: 'He stands 1cm from my face, saying he will kill me' A casualty nurse describes a week of stark contrasts, from helping a 79-year-old man whose lips have turned blue to being confronted by a violent drunk

Sundays are notoriously busy in A&E. GPs are closed, and there has been no movement out from the wards so there are no free beds in the hospital. At the start of my shift there are already 83 patients in the department. People are waiting to be treated in the corridors and it’s like sardines. My heart sinks. Continue reading... The Guardian

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