Blood Lines. Real lives in a great British hospital
“Meet the doctor.” Thus begins Davidson's narrative of life in St Thomas's Hospital, London, which in many ways rings true for all large hospitals all over the world. His quest is to introduce us to the people who are a part of it—above and beyond just the doctors. The book is based on events that took place between 1994 and 1998—significant because it was also the period during which St Thomas's merged with Guy's Hospital.
Nevertheless, many of the events relayed could have happened in any big, busy hospital around the world. The poignant descriptions of the general goings on, patients who were treated, and problems that arose seem universal. From the public relations successes and disasters to the cleaner's description of life in a big hospital, no one's perspective is missing.
Through Davidson's writings, we meet Andy, who is involved in a road traffic accident that changes his life,