Talking to suicidal people, care workers trying CPR and patients who want ambulances for back pain is all in a week’s work
Today’s eight-hour shift starts in style. A colleague takes a call from someone who will only swear at her, refusing to answer any questions. Two minutes later I get the same caller, who says I’m a useless pain in the arse. I persist, coolly asking for his address; eventually he gives it to me. He claims to have been poisoned, only to decline treatment when the ambulance arrives.
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