Blanket Coverage…


It is cold, it is windy, in fact it is blowing a gale. Sending an icy chill through to my bones…and I,m not ill (well not physically!)

The patients we,ve been out to for this morning have been subject to those winter ailments expected at this time of year….chest infections, exacerbation of COPD and other associated illnesses.

And all we have to cover them in to keep them warm as we carry them from their nice warm homes to our truck is a small thin white blanket that bears more of a resemblence to a net cutain!

Over the years in the Ambulance Service, we have obtained at quite considerable cost lorry loads of new blankets. Nice big, thick warm blankets that can easily cover the patient and keep them safe from the biting winds and the freezing cold. They have even had the service name printed/embroidered onto them so as to keep track of them. (the blankets not the patients!)

 We even bought coloured blankets so that they would not end up on hospital wards or in nursing homes. Vibrant colours like red (hides the blood better), dark green (hides the snot and sputum from chest infections better) and sky blue (for ex Royal Air Force people?) 


The thing is….where have they all gone??

And can we have them back please?

Are they all stored in some former patients attic along with all the other bits of essential kit like pillows?


Anyone any ideas where they have all gone to…?


6 Responses to Blanket Coverage…

  1. Iain MacBain says:

    I’m using them to pack out the fiberglass on the station bus. Sorry.

    If SWAB is looking for someone with expertiese in fudging accident report forms I could do that. Also have knowledge and experience of indentation camouflage – though no formal training in this.

  2. nicenurse says:

    Can’t comment really, as pillows, linen pillow cases (if you are ill, you deserve linen not throwaway scabby paper cases), nice smelling surface wipes, boxes of tissues, towels seem to have a strange habit of leaving hospitals when I am there. Strange coincedence I’m sure!

    Nicenurse x

  3. Emmbee says:

    I have a theory. Ok Douglas Adams had a theory about pillows. I think that they all drop through a hole in space/time once a month and then come back. Whats actually happening is we are sharing bed linen with another universe.
    The same thing is happening with teaspoons at our local a & e.

  4. Cogidubnus says:

    Didn’t you know? Blankets and odd socks are both larval forms which eventually disappear…the adult or imago forms are dustbunnies and wire coat hangers…

  5. kingmagic says:

    Iain, Emmbee and Cogidubnus…I think we all take the same tablets!

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