Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.
After previously loving This is going to hurt Adam’s previous novel I knew I was in for a real treat with this one. Some of the stories you just can’t believe people would do certain things, but hey they do! If you want an hour or two of escapism and lots and lots of laughs this is the book for you, the only downside for me that it is a short book and I could of done with a lot more stories as Adam writes them so well.
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Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.
It is really refreshing to read something a little bit different. Here we follow the life of a junior doctor called Adam and how he progresses up the scales in his profession. He also shares some of the stories that await him on the wards that he visits. There are some really funny stories and some that will leave you thinking why? but there are also some really sad stories that may leave you to shed a few tears. A beautiful book that touched my heart.
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