The third patient to cruise through St. George’s on episode 11 of 24 Hours in A&E was Alan.
He only came in because he was persuaded to. He’s taken a bump to the head, but the real pain point is in his elbow.
Not that it stops him trying to move that arm around, or get home in time for West Brom v Chelsea… there’s a reason episode 11 of Series 15 is called A Stubborn Kind of Fellow!
Alan Loves to Cruise
At 84, he’s in no mood to slow down. Alan keeps active and is keen on all things computery.
Though he’s never married, he seems happy with his lot in life – it’s just that the pavements are out to get him!
But, turns out that Alan means the pavement kind with big boats, stopping off at lots of islands.
"I'm a big fan of cruising" #24HrsAE
— Mark (@MrMarkZuid) July 25, 2018
A Nasty Elbow Injury
In landing on his elbow, Alan badly fractured it – enough to startle even the nurse practitioner.
Alan’s elbow will be operated on the following day. This means a night in the hospital, with a temporary plaster cast to immobilise the arm. Much to the nurses’ horror, Alan will keep moving it around otherwise. So they’re quick to get him plastered and admitted to the ward.
His reward? A very uninspiring ham and tomato sandwich.
Rather you than us, Alan.
24 Hours in A&E Gets its own Cruise Romance
There’s a hidden romance at the heart of Alan’s story. After almost 85 years as a bachelor, he met June. And all thanks to being placed on the singles’ table on a recent cruise.
After a minor operation and a couple of days in the hospital, Alan is free to go home and start planning his next cruise with June.
Happy sailing, you crazy kids!
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