Summary:The life expectancy of a hospital bed is considerably shorter than that of most of the patients - a mere ten years. In that time on average a staggering 2,500 people will sleep in it and about 85 will die. Pete is occupying a hospital bed because of his drinking problem. Ken thinks himself fortunate, at the age of 72, he doesn't need surgery. Michaela was abused by her step-father and blames the stress which ensued for her gall bladder infection. Mrs Crook hopes to recover from her operation in time to attend her own golden wedding anniversary celebration. Amanda eats enough food to nourish a body builder, but only weighs six stone. Baby Megon is born.
Description:RESEARCH FOR A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A HOSPITAL BED.