Fortunatly not a problem you get when you have health care provided by the
state, as in the UK.
However, I do understand your feelings. I very well recall the phone call
at work a few years ago saying one of my daughters had been hit by a car
on her way to school. Fortunatly she was OK, some bruising and skin
scrapes, and more worried about damage to her new calculator which
some-how she fell on. The car driver, a fellow pupil, was mortified and in
shock poor lad. For me, the half hour drive to the hospital was hell.
Good thing daughter is okay. Bad thing is the hospital's way of doing
things. Sunday morning - they probably have the least senior people
working. Bad thing is that this is a popular way of phishing for info.
I think I would have asked for a location, name, and phone number
first, then called the hospital (only after verifying the phone number
They had no way of knowing that Angela had worked a rehab floor for 10
years as an RN. Many young kids on that floor who had diving
accidents, The Human Pyramid stupidities and other wasted lives due to
sports and careless injuries. To her 'Head & Neck Injuries' means
something totally different than to most of us. She was a frickin'
mess till the kid got home and that is saying something as she is one
But still there has to be some directive of how you say what you say
in that job.
I do, however, still feel like smacking a few heads together.
Thinking about it, when my daughter was injured (a similar age to your
daughter at the time), it was close to the school gates and word spread
like wildfire. Apart from a guy who rushed out from his house to assist,
who then accompanied her in the ambulance. (I suspect it was they who
called for the ambulance), the deputy-head followed the ambulance to the
hospital in his car. It was he, or the school (I'm not sure because my
wife was contacted first) who contacted us not the hospital. He stayed
there with her till my wife arrived.
Shouldn't the coach or some other team official have contacted you before
your daughter even reached the hospital?
Shouldn't they have been there "holding her hand"?
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