12. Jan, 2018


"You can’t fully assess patients on the corridor, so you look at them, get as much information from the paramedics as possible, and make a judgment call. You pick the patient you think will die the quickest without treatment and they get your next free space. The weight of those decisions is overwhelming ... I live in fear that I will miss a seriously ill patient in that queue and they will die waiting for a space."

This is the reality of working in the massively over-stretched NHS after seven long years of Tory cuts and ideological vandalism.

Normal people will react with anger while reading stuff like this, Tory voters will callously scrabble around to jumble together excuses for having voted for this kind of chaos in our hospitals.

With the health service under pressure, we speak to staff about the emotional impact of working under such conditions