A long distance transfer?
…with interhospital transfers and other irregularities you can quite easily find yourself on the other side of London.
Its an old joke that when asking if we need to travel so far the dispatcher will ask if it still says London on the side of the ambulance.
This reminds me of a classic conversation at one of our stations:
The Scene: A large(ish) ambulance station in [County]. Numerous crews are present; some on a meal break, others either finishing or starting their shifts.
Enter the Divisional Officer. Stands at the door listening.
EMT: We got a right old pasting today. Had a transfer to BigTown and couldn’t get out again. I hate going out of area, you never know where you are. I think they should send us straight back after transfers.
Div Off: Well, it says [County] on the side of the ambulances so you should expect to go anywhere in the county.
EMT: Maybe, but it says Taiwan on the tyres and we don’t go there do we?
Much raucous laughter all round. Divisional Officer stomps out in disgust.