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Hospital Babylon by [Edwards-Jones, Imogen]
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Hospital Babylon Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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The true confessions of a private doctor

From the Inside Flap

Welcome to Hospital Babylon, where patients get lost, the healthy get sick and spare kidneys get flown in from the Indian subcontinent.

Meet the doctors who sleep with nurses. Nurses who sleep with patients. And patients who spit, scream, vomit and fight. There are doctors who pump up breasts, plump lips and steal Class A drugs from patients in cardiac arrest. There's the doctor who cops a feel and Doctor Feelgood, who will give you anything and everything you need...

Now is your chance to find out why a private room costs over £1,000 a night. Who is changing your bedpan? Holding your hand as you go under? What do they do to you while you're out cold? And what happens when it all goes wrong?

Packed with true stories, revealing anecdotes and shocking anonymous confessions from some of the medical world's most eminent professionals, Hospital Babylon is a riveting account of twenty-four hours in the life of an Accident and Emergency department. Hilarious and appalling, it will make you think twice about signing that consent form...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 055216285X
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (28 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593066308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593066300
  • ASIN: B004WODWEQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,623 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not as sensational as the blurb would have us believe but still readable and illuminating
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Completely agree with the first two reviewers. This is great. I couldn't put it down and read it obsessively over the weekend. I never want to be treated in a hospital ever again. But then I never did in the first place. A real eye-opener!
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I have to admit to being a bit of a Babylon fan. I have the collection and this does not disappoint. it has all the highs, the lows, the laughs and the poignant bits that you would expect from Edwards-Jones. It is laugh out loud funny but at the same time the narrative is strong enough to carry you through. She had done her homework and it really shows. This is the best in the series so far!
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Hospital Babylon is the fourth book of Imogen Edwards-Jones' eight "Babylon" books that I have read in the past few years. Offering an insight into the world of situations and occupations that are glamorous and yet often ridiculed, these are pretty light reads, with input from anonymous insiders.

Probably the most famous of these books is Hotel Babylon, upon which a television series in the UK was based a few years ago. Hotel Babylon is also the first of the books I read (after seeing the TV series), followed by Beach Babylon (the story of a glamorous resort) and Air Babylon (the adventures of an airline steward which really freaked me out when it discussed what happens when people die on planes).

Hospital Babylon is the last of the "Babylon" books I will probably read, although I'm tempted by Restaurant Babylon that was only released a couple of weeks ago, and that's because it's the last one that I find particularly interesting. I'm always drawn to non-fiction books set in hospitals, as after working in one for more than three years (my favourite job ever), what I saw was enough to make your toes curl, let alone what the medical staff endure.

Based on twenty-four hours in a UK emergency room, seen through the eyes of one of the doctors in training, Hospital Babylon is both a look behind the scenes and at the front line of emergency medicine. Funny, sad, shocking and frustrating, the stories of the patients, doctors, nurses and other medical staff kept me turning the pages, and in between was an intimate look at the NHS itself, and the impact that standards of care, staffing requirements and middle management have had on changing how an emergency room in the UK operates - with some pretty frightening results.
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I downloaded this when it came out but have only just got round to reading it. It only took my one day. funnily enough I work in a hospital (compiling rota's to ensure the wards and outpatients are covered 24/7) and can confirm that all the doctors do swap around on the first Wednesday of August (it's a nightmare time for me as you can imagine). I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read from cover to cover almost immediately, it really does romp along at a fine old pace. I have heard some of these stories before but even so in some parts I laughed out loud. It also makes you want to cry in some places. I had rad Hotel Babylon even before it was made into a series and thought this was much better. I will be looking to read some of the others now such as Airport Babylon (but don't think its available on Kindle as yet) Amazon please note. Well done Imogen Edwards Jones another great read.
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Format: Hardcover
Loved the book. I couldn't put it down, when I finished it I didn't want it to end and more stories to be in it. Its amazing what goes on in one shift in a doctor's life. I work in a hospital myself and can totally relate to some of the extracts in the book for example the parking.
I much thoroughly enjoyed this book and others that are in the Babylon series. Imogen Edwards-Jones is a very creative and talented writer. I am amazed how she can adapt her writing skills into a wide range of occupations, environments and industries that are all different.
Overall I am very pleased with this book and will continue to read more of these and even recommend them to my friends.
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I have been wanted to read this book for a while now, after being suckered in by beach babylon and slowly making my way through all the installments.
My entire sunday was dedicated to reading this and sure enough I literally did not put it down all day, I couldn't! Written so excellently, if you haven't read this, or indeed the other babylons, I would strongly encourage you do.
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Absolutely brilliant. I could not put it down. A real eye opener as to what really happens in a busy A&E department, and lots more!
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