Nurse in Basra

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  1. David Cameron has recently given a speech in which he mentione

    "I was in Basra a few months ago. I visited the British army medical centre at the airport and I met a civilian nurse from Liverpool. I asked her what she was doing there - what possessed her to sign up for work in a warzone. And you know what she said? "I just can't bear the four-hour A+E treatment target any longer. At least out here they let you get on with the job."

    Good to hear that it's better to be in Basra than Liverpool.
  2. I'd have thought that was obvious. The locals in Basra speak better English, too.

    No doubt the amount of money civilian contract nurses are getting in Iraq had nothing to do with it....
  3. Theres a few more stories about nurses from Liverpool at SLB. *ahem*

    Aswell as the sterling effort and work that they do out there.
  4. Was that the burns tent thing by any chance? I think they were medics.

    Is this going to turn into yet another post where Liverpool and its people get slated no end?
  5. One of our nurses from L'pool (male though) is also a contract worker at SLB, though he openly admits it's the money rather than anything about targets!
  6. yes, their is many a tale of very active l'pool nurses!!

    doors banging in the night etc

    very agreeable types, lots of Yes Yes Yes
  7. never did that when I was out there........
  8. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    The only doors banging when we were there was the portoloos!
  9. I seem to recall the Environmental Health Team were keen to locate the source of an outbreak of STDs at SLB. Lets just say the investigation didn't involve any vehicle road moves.
  10. Many an hour I spent on them!!!!! :meditate:
  11. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Tent flaps dont bang!
  12. But scouse nurses do.

    A taxi, for me? Well I never...