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Emergency Admissions
Emergency Admissions
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Author(s): Wharton, Kit
ISBN No.: 9780008188603
Pages: 240
Year: 201702
Format: UK-Trade Paper (Trade Paper)
Price: £11.99
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

'A must-read book, eye-opening and jaw-dropping. Sometimes painful, sometimes sad, often very, very funny. Addictive and fascinating' Craig Brown Shocking, funny and unflinchingly honest, Emergency Admissions gives us a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel. Kit Wharton has been an ambulance driver for a dozen years. This book is his report from the frontline of that work: 999 calls that hurtle him to critical moments in other peoples' lives. Nothing in this job is normal, every job is different. From the bizarre to the terrifying and tragic, Wharton takes the reader through his strange work. There is an S&M party gone horribly wrong and bodily discharges sure to make you wretch.

There is a man who calls 999 saying he has picked a spot - you can imagine Kit's irritation. When he arrives, the patient is lying in a pool of his own blood. On the other hand there are colossal time wasters. There are extraordinarily sad stories, heart-warming, touching instances of human bravery and connection Along the way Kit reveals more about his own unconventional upbringing, a childhood pickled in alcohol abuse and bohemian family set ups. As he says, he was well prepared for the ambulance service. Gold title * This book will tap into our endless interest in the insides of the medical profession. It will appeal to fans of DIRECT RED by Gabriel Weston (14,000 TCM), THE EXAMINED LIFE (134,000 TCM). * CONFESSIONS OF A GP by Benjamin Daniels was the UK's best selling ebook of 2011.

It, and its follow-up sold over 413,000 copies. IN STITCHES: The Highs and Lows of Life as an A&E Doctor by Dr. Nick Edwards sold 138,000 copies. * Emergency Admissions is a hugely enjoyable book that you want to tell all your friends about. * It obviously ties into endless conversations about the NHS.

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