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Thursday, July 07, 2005

This is NOT GOOD!!!

Just been fast bleeped by 'major incident centre'. This has never happened before.

Bombs in central London.

Oh. Crap.

Update: (4 hours later)
So my hospital was on 'Major Incident Alert' and everyone was rushing about madly in greens trying to get things organised. The TVs in all the wards were tuned into the BBC. Some of the patients in A&E decided to self-discharge to make room for casualties coming in from London.


I was part of the team of discharge coordinators - basically we went on a rampage through the wards, sending home any patient who was eating and drinking, frantically scribbling out discharge letters which were then sent to the pharmacists who were frantically checking and dispensing.

20 dead, 150 confirmed seriously injured and casualities being moved out in red London doubledeckers. And they haven't even begun evacuating people from the underground system.

It's going to be a long night.

Update (6 hours later):

It's horrible out here.

It's really really horrible.

Update (8 hours later):

Managed to get home alright.

Major delays on all the transport systems and mobile networks were down for more than 5 hours. Hospital was in chaos - cancelling the elective surgical lists and outpatient clinics, kicking patients out left, right and centre, ambulances being diverted to London leaving other emergency cases waiting, patients and staff weeping in the corridors.

Fortunately, we didn't get as many patients as expected - seeing as we are located on the outskirts of London. But I expect there will be heavy repercussions on our surgical waiting lists and outpatient clinics. And who knows how many other emergencies around the county are being neglected whilst everyone prepares for the onslaught of Central London casualties.

I hope the trains will still be running tomorrow so I can get to work. Things are going to be quite shaky for a while more.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought you might be caught up in this.... stay strong through this period of turmoil. Godbless!
-budak-

10:27 pm  
Blogger Mr Wang Says So said...

Good girl, TSCD! You have some very important work to do - keep going & do your best!

12:10 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

budak: thanks for your thoughts!

mr wang: will do, will do.

3:48 pm  
Blogger zeenie said...

a true hero, hang in there. We are all thinking and praying for you.

5:19 pm  
Blogger tscd said...

zeenie: thanks, but I think the real heros are the ones in Royal London Hospital who handled the bulk of the casualties. Will communicate your thoughts to my teammates, though.

10:51 pm  

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