5ft tall and weighing 9 stone: obviously a HUGE patient
Today I did 2 things I don’t normally do. The first was to stop in at the local coffee shop for lunch; sandwich, chocolate brownie and coffee. The second, while I was there, was to peruse the Daily Mail – I’m still recovering from the effects of right wing bias with a feminist slant. Nevertheless this article on page 28 really got my blood up.
Being the Daily Mail we can’t be sure that it’s not sensationalised, however…
I notice that Yorkshire Ambulance Service are carrying out an ‘investigation’ but don’t deny the story. So just who were these Muppets? And what Health and Safety Legislation says that can’t carry a person upstairs? What do they do with a cardiac arrest, unconscious or CVA job in a basement, or in a house with steps up to the road? This kind of thing is such an embarrassment to all of us who work hard to look after our patients.
If they were so concerned why didn’t they ask at the hospital how the patient was going to cope at home? And, even if they didn’t check everything in advance, are they really such a couple of wimps that two of them can’t lift a 9 stone (124 pounds) patient even if she wasn’t able to bend her leg?; there’s always techniques for getting round these things. Would these jerks like their grandmother to be treated like this.
Aaarrrggghhhh! Makes my blood boil just thinking about it.
We don’t need arseholes like these in the job!