Glad to hear it was so quick for the clinical transfer!! Gather local screens are nothing like that today....
They then, on account of your (very polite) defiance, pass you over to a 'clinical colleague' who tells you in ten seconds the answer to what you rang to ask - do I need a tetanus jab and how long have I got to get one?
I didn't even know there was such a thing actually Herman - I rang A&E first to see if they could tell me how long it was safe to wait - they told me they don't even give tetanus jabs. They told me to call 111 which has always been a triumph of hope over experience but I thought their operator might have the information to hand, rather than talking me through 8 minutes of the 'are you breathing and conscious?' nonsense. What a waste of resources it all is though - ideally there would be an easy way of knowing how long ago I had the jab, but failing that, all I wanted to know was how long it was safe to wait. It was a lovely paramedic called Matt who called me back almost instantly and had a laugh with me as well as telling me instantly what I needed to know. Couldn't the 111 service use these people straight away rather than going through a nonsense rigmarole which seems to fail the very seriously ill almost as often as it allows people like me to take up valuable time?
That is the baby - suitably cleaned of bodily fluids, but as an answer to the question, 'is the screw properly rusty?'