WE RUN THE NIGHT: an ode to hospital night-shifts

I just completed my 7th night-shift in a row.  It may have been the post-nights delirium setting in, but I found myself reflecting wistfully on the strange, scary and unique experiences a hospital night-shift can provide. What else to do, but write an ode to night-shifts, and the staff who keep the hospital alive overnight?

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Now I’ve used up all my delirious creativity, it’s back to bed to recover. These night-shifts are doing me in! I’m training for my Diploma in Obs & Gyn, and it’s been an interesting experience to re-enter the hospital after a few years in General Practice. Makes me glad I’ve chosen a career that can be 9-5 if I want it to be. More frequent posts promised when I’m back doing a day job in GP!

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6 thoughts on “WE RUN THE NIGHT: an ode to hospital night-shifts

  1. Lol ! Gosh you just gave me a strong wake up call of what’s to come for me this year. I worked in rural medicine and covered emergency for 5 years. I’m a gp too and love just walk ins and my sleep at night . However I’m also suicidal this year as I’m taking up working as a locum in a rural setting again for 6 months – 1:5 call. You are brave to cover consecutive calls! I salute you :)

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