Healing the sick can never be a 9-to-5 job | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 19 December 2012 Panic-stricken messages from a healthcare firm, pleading with doctors to volunteer for evening cover… a 13-year-old with acute shortness of breath, kept waiting seven hours to see a GP… The mother of a sick child, told that her nearest open surgery is 90 minutes’ drive away… only one advanced nurse practitioner on duty to assess the seriousness of out-of-hours calls from an area covering 3million patients… God help anyone in Britain today who has the misfortune to fall ill at a time that doesn’t suit the family doctor. Sworn duty: GPs have been the first to complain about poor service from their stand-ins
'Catch Me If You Can' teenager, 17, posing as a doctor at two hospitals being hunted by police Spotted on wards at Royal Adelaide Hospital on three occasionsExpelled as an ambulance volunteer for inappropriate behaviour | UPDATED: 18:25 GMT, 13 December 2012 Impostor: A Facebook picture of the Adelaide teenager shows him wearing a medical uniform including a stethoscope A teenager has been audaciously impersonating a doctor at two hospitals in Australia in echoes of the Leonardo Di Caprio movie 'Catch Me If You Can.' The 17-year-old was spotted on hospital wards at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia wearing a name badge and a stethoscope, and even reading patient notes. There have also been numerous sightings of him on the grounds of Flinders Medical Centre in the city wearing scrubs, an identity lanyard and stethoscope.