Knock knock

Further to my previous post you may be wondering how all those people find sufficient activities to fill their time. Well wonder no longer, the list of tasks for maintaining just this patient is innumerable.I have cataloged a random day from around a week ago up until lunchtime. N.b. 'peek' denotes when a hospital worker opens the door to look inside but does not actually enter the room (the purpose is never known), the number in brackets is persons required for task.

00:01 - 05:45 Drip stand check every 45 minutes or so
05:45 - Blood test
06:00 - Tea
06:05 - Sheet change
06:10 - Drip stand check/robe change
06:28 - Housekeeping (2)
06:45 - Blood pressure check
06:49 - Tea collection
07:07 - Drip stand check
07:10 - Papers
07:30 - Drip stand check
07:50 - Drip stand check
08:05 - Peek
08:08 - Drip stand check (2)
08:14 - Breakfast
08:18 - Doctor's questions
08:25 - Peek
08:27 - Drip stand check (2), blood test, breakfast collection
08:46 - Doctor's check
08:55 - Medical supplies
09:03 - Leg dressing change (4)
09:50 - Cleanup
10:10 - Head dressing change
10:15 - Drip stand check
10:28 - Drip stand check redux
10:47 - Pain nurse
11:15 - Pills
11:35 - Blood transfusion
12:00 - Transfusion check
12:25 - Urine collection
12:35 - Blood pressure check

So you see a formidable army of staff must be needed to maintain such a schedule, pass the sleeping pills.

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