Dolphin Manor Guest House
Travel Blogs from Stanger
... an American sporting event unless it was an
amazing play (eg. Blake Griffin’s dunks at a Jazz game). Anyways, the Durban
Sharks bested the Hurricanes by a comfortable 27-9 margin.
King’s Park Stadium, where the Sharks play, is old and
deteriorating quickly. However the sight lines were fantastic from our
nosebleed seats and you could see the game develop. There’s talk of the Sharks
moving across the street to the brand new ...
... harmonised song. Lea by the shift leader (are they picked for choral talent?) the casualty shift breaks into to melodic gospel song.
Makes the hairs on my neck stand clear of my scrubs. Elsewhere in the hospital another group start, paediatric AE or medical outpatients follow until the entire weary blurry-eyed place lights up in jolly African song.
For a moment your tiredness and the problems of trying to get the old Gogo (granny) in the second bed admitted ('on ...
... in, his face bloodied. 'Head-on smash on the motorway’ he says.
An entire minibus is on its way and no one has phoned in advance. Not that we had any beds anyway.
Another ambulance arrives in even greater commotion. A cardiac arrest is in process in the ambulance back. Wheeling the defibulator as close was we can get to the doors the 20 year old driver of the vehicle is rushed in.
We try for thirty minutes without much hope. ...
... the department as we all did at the end of our day shifts with a log jam of wheel chairs and a handover of half worked up patients. What can one do when they arrive at 3:30pm en mass as they evitably do?
The department was especially cramped today with patients, trolleys, drip stands and wheel chairs everywhere. The whole hospital teems on Mondays. Pharmacy, medical outpatients, the various clinics are packed. ...
... shades of the small lamps and all is peace.
I am gathering energy for my second enormous 24hr night shift. It’s ridiculous really. I’ll start work at 8am tomorrow and finish at 8am on Friday. Then I’ll be off work on Friday, depending on how much sleep I get, that is. And, then on Saturday night I’m back there again from 4pm to 8am. A rota written by sadists.
We started at Stanger last Monday, over one week ago. It’s a ...