You know what one thing I hate about working in the ER?
We are the ONLY part of the entire healthcare system that can never say no. No matter what stupid decisions people make, no matter what the circumstances we can never say no. The floors can refuse admissions, the ICUs can close, ambulances can refuse to take people to the hospital they want, consultants can refuse to see patients, families can refuse to take people home, but we can never ever ever say no. Gets a bit tiresome.
Lots of days I feel like the guy at the circus who gets to follow the Elephants and clean up.
For what it’s worth, I’ve used the ER only a few times in my 65 years.
Great service every time. I’d rate it right up there with The Mayo Clinic, which was easily my best medical experience.