Did you know Canary ambulances are canary
yellow? Here is one getting ready to take me to hospital to get the
end of my finger sewn back on.
I was very impressed with the efficiency of the
medical facilities here. Five minutes in the ambulance to the
hospital, five minutes to wait for the triage
nurse, ten minutes wait for the casualty doctor, fifteen minutes to
wait for the plastic surgeon, thirty minutes wait for radiology,
fifteen minutes to wait for the results and about half an hour in
surgery. We were in and out in a couple of hours. The
surgeon was excellent, spending a lot of time getting the nail back in
place and the end of the finger shaped correctly.
Then, to cap it all, we were standing outside the
pharmacy (which had closed half an hour earlier} looking at the opening
times of the emergency places to go and get some antibiotics when the
pharmacist came out, saw us there and reopened for us so we could get