Chaos in Holby…

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein


Oh dear God, I’m writing another post about Holby City.

Never mind, we’re here now, so On With The Show!

Holby City Hospital was this week under review by the new “business manager” (see, I even remembered the name) George Binns, about whom I wrote last week. I said he would be fun. He was fun. Funny, as well. Cheers everything up a bit. That woman with stomach cancer is dying? Never mind, there’s a Binns scene round the corner.

You could kind of predict what was going to happen on the business side of things. Michael Spence had the brainwave of trying to convince management to give the ward more money by…pretending… he…could…manage? I’m sorry, but that’s just the stupidest idea ever. And, I’m sorry, Michael, but allocating hospital funds is not the same as giving a bank loan.

What else? The Rare Diseases Referral Policy goes on with a patient suffering from early menopause. Unqualified people do stupid things unsupervised. (Stabbing someone with a blood syringe? Really?) Doctors let ill people treat patients. Apparently we are back in Soapland, that alternative reality populated by couples who can’t have normal marriages, people who never sleep and events that have absolutely no relation to real life. Other locations in Soapland include Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

There is no way to escape it. So…ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Soapland.

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