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Matron on Call: More true stories of a 1960s NHS nurse (Paperback)
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Matron on Call: More true stories of a 1960s NHS nurse (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 24/05/2012
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That's the thing about Casualty - one minute you were trying desperately to save someone's life, the next you were trying to stop a simple nosebleed.

Since training to be a nurse in the 1960s and with an NHS career spanning over forty years, Joan Woodcock has seen it all. Working on hospital wards and in prisons and police units, Joan quickly learned to keep a cool head whatever the situation. Here she recounts the highs and lows of her time in the casualty unit. Taking place over twenty-four hours one New Year's Eve, Matron on Call shows what really goes on behind the scenes in Accident and Emergency. Joan deals with every manner of injury: from broken limbs, horrific road accidents and fatal heart attacks to drunken patients jumping the queue, ingrown toenails and earache, Joan shares her memories and tales. Funny, poignant and compelling, this is a heartwarming portrait of a dedicated professional.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755361533
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 20 mm

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“12 hours without a break !!!”

Thrust into the "Circle of Hell" that is casualty on New Years Eve,Nurse Joan Woodcock deals with young & old, rich & poor, drunk & sober, alive & dead with a great deal of warmth, wit ,... More

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4th February 2012
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