In my hospital, the doctors are crying
The British Medical Association recently had an investigation into the squalid conditions that junior doctors live in. Think: cockroaches, rodents, banging doors, holes in the wall, dirty carpets, unflushed toilets... the video speaks a thousand words.
And yes. It's true. Been there, done that. And believe it or not, junior doctors pay similar prices renting a crappy room like this in hospital, vs renting a room in a nice apartment with friends.
Why don't they do it? Well, they do. But new junior doctors don't know better, and are often not allowed to be further than 10 minutes away from hospital when on-call, which makes it that much more 'convenient' to be on-site.
To see the kind of accomodation we're talking about, and to learn more about the campaign, here's a short video:
So next time when the nurse bleeps your doctor at 3 in the morning, make sure you also ask her to make him a nice cup of tea. The wonders of the NHS.
Text information of the campaign can be found on the BMA website: www.bma.org.uk/accommodationcampaign