Thursday, 29 January 2009

It's oh so quiet...


Something weird is happening today. I’m covering the maternity unit and there’s nothing happening. The only woman on the labour ward has just given birth naturally and there’s nobody else expected in. I’ve literally had nothing to do all day. It’s strange.

Not only is it dead quiet here, I’ve just been over to the main hospital and spoken to the on-call team. Emergency theatres have no cases booked and all the patients on critical care are stable. So the on-call team have very little to do either.

This never happens. It’s spooky. I guess that I’m so used to running around like a rabbit on speed that when things do get really quiet, I start to feel tetchy. I’m going to try my best to enjoy it while it lasts…

7 comments:

madsadgirl said...

Could this be the lull before the storm?

Elaine said...

Never, ever, ever use the Q word in a hospital!

Anna said...

Now that you have said the Q ward you may expect one crash section after another for the reminder of your shift. Brace yourself. lol

sesaworuban said...

Do your paperwork!! :)

Harry said...

haha 3 people beat me to it, you are just tempting fate! enjoy it while it lasts, and expect an interesting jam-packed blog in a week folks ;) :P

Dr Michael Anderson said...

Hehe - I was indeed tempting fate, but it remained quiet for the rest of the day. I only did one epidural all day long so had plenty of time to catch up on my paperwork

Lily said...

It's been strangely quiet in the hospital I'm on placement at all week. All the doctors are really confused by the total lack of patients