Thursday 7th February 1991   Morning coffee break 12:40

“Cardiac arrest! Cardiac arrest!”
Dr Lewis and Harriet went flying out of the staff room and down the stairs. I jumped up to follow them but Dad stopped me.
“Hang on, Dennis, Isobel Shaw was having a blood test today. She’s probably fainted again. Let’s wait for the third call.”

Dad offered to make Dr Lewis and Harriet a cup of tea when they came back. You could see from the expressions on their faces that they had mixed emotions. On the one hand, they were pleased that Isobel Shaw had only fainted but, on the other, they had missed an opportunity to save someone’s life.

Cardiac arrest!