Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Room For A Small One?

The Crisis continues...

The Hospital is full; yesterday an 'internal' Major Incident was declared. This sparked brief panic, as word spread around the Hospital. For those not in the know, a 'Major Incident' is usually declared in response to a sizable disaster - plane crash, train wreck, etc. The implication is that incoming workload will swamp the Hospital's ability to cope. An internal incident simply means we can't cope with the routine workload of the day...

While the difference between the two was sinking in, a variety of anaesthetists and intensivists pitched up, looking for work, causing more confusion, as most of us hadn't been told about the move to Defcon 2, or whatever it's being called these days.

As far as i can tell, a lot of Very Important People were summoned to the Department, and milled around. Normal services were extended, completely ignoring the root of the problem, which is that the hospital is full! It maters not one jot how many bodies we have in ED moving meat, if there's nowhere to move the meat.

So, only 'life and limb' threatening problems got admitted yesterday. This will backfire in about 48 hours when all the punters we sent home come back in extremis.


In other news, La Belle Fille was a little bit disappointed with her billing in the previous post. So, for today, I'd just like to remind everyone how brilliant, beautiful and funny she is.

1 comment:

anji said...

Toutes filles est belles, drole et brilliante, toujours! All women are beautiful, funny and brilliant, always :)

Just remember to end every conversation in, "Yes honey" and all will be forgiven!