Sunday, February 12, 2006

Pride of Britain

From Nip/Fuct, a blog by an NHS doctor:
The icing on the cake was when, on the ward round, we arrived at the bed of an elderly lady. She hadn't been seen by any doctors since her arrival in hospital several hours previously, because it wasn't her 'turn' yet. We were sifting through the referral letter from her GP, and checking her observations on the chart. It was then that we realised she was dead. And she had been dead for up to 2 hours.
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