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During a busy Saturday morning on the medical assessment unit, a daughter came up to me and asked how her mum was doing.
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It was his daughter who I recognised first. ‘We’re back, and this time we’re not leaving.’ She was clutching a suitcase.
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‘Clean me up, I’m sicky!’
My patient is small, demanding and not quite two years old. I have been on-call constantly for 24 hours, and am woken from sleep by her voice from the next room.
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‘Please, I would like to go home now.’
It was 2am, and I was stuck. I was the sole on-call foundation doctor 2 at the local psychiatric unit where Ms P had been admitted earlier that evening.
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A few seconds passed as he identified the roentgenograph he desired to show. ‘Blow it up,’ said the consultant.
The F2, obviously tired from his night on call and not being from the UK, did not understand what he was being asked to do.
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Some years ago and with great enthusiasm, I commenced my Calman registrar numbered post — the equivalent of ST3 (specialty trainee 3) in obs and gynae. Like many trainees, I was eager to learn and could often be found hanging around the delivery suite even when it was not my session to be on call.
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