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The palpable tragedy of New Year’s Eve in A&E

Mum only spent three hours on a trolley in a corridor, which wasn’t bad under the circumstances

9 January 2016

9:00 AM

9 January 2016

9:00 AM

The new year was two hours young. My boy and I were side by side on a row of three fixed plastic seats in the corridor of the accident and emergency ward. The both of us had come directly from our respective New Year’s Eve festivities, as had most, if not all, of the patients swaying, hobbling and staggering up and down the corridor or being wheeled in on trolleys by porters.

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