Outside A&E

This was the ground outside the Accident and Emergency Department of The Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton. You may be able to spot:

  • Discarded frilly pants
  • A number of cigarette butts (it’s a No Smoking area)
  • A splodge
  • A feather
  • A bit of unidentified brown

The reality of hospitals is very different from what I’ve imagined they were like for years. I’ve been really lucky in not having to spend much time in hospitals in my life. In my head hospitals were full of people with saucepans stuck on their heads. Or kids having their tonsils out. In reality it isn’t like that. It’s full of lots of people who look really sick. Grey people wheeling their drips outside so they can gasp a fag.

Not nice.

It’s not the fault of the NHS though.