In the Waiting Line

During and following our outpatient department (OPD) hours, which run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., patients line up outside the pharmacy and laboratory to either give specimens or receive medications.  On really hot days (which most are lately), the line will extend around the side of the building with people laying on the ground in the shade.  The little boy with the cast on his leg has been one of our favorite patients for the past week, and tells us daily that Jackie (our Director of Data and Analysis) is going to be his wife someday.  Sundays are usually our busiest days of the week, and today was no exception, with a full Emergency Department, many admissions, and people waiting in line all day.