Chapter 138: A Dispute
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
The head nurse was still bickering with Dr. Wu when Huo Mian entered the clinic.
“Nevertheless, I will not agree to fire Huo Mian,” the head nurse insisted.
Wu Xiaoxue, with a pompous expression, scolded the head nurse, “You’re just protecting her because she’s one of your people, do you know that? Who is she? She’s just a nurse! Who gave her the nerves to perform surgery on a pregnant patient? Does she think she’s Norman Bethune? What if something had happened? It would affect our hospital’s reputation! Will you be able to take responsibility for that? Or can she?”
“The important thing is that Huo Mian performed the operation immaculately. The other doctors in our clinic all checked diligently. The patient’s sutures were perfect, and her newborn is doing well. There were no accidents.”
“Maybe not this time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. Even if the patient and her child are doing okay, Huo Mian still violated the hospital’s policy. This is a hospital; it’s a place of serious business, and we can’t have people playing heroines here. If the nurses can do everything, then what do we need doctors for? Why don’t we just hire nurses for minimum wage? You’re just a head nurse, you don’t know medicine. A nurse’s job is to assist doctors, not to do whatever they want .”
“I will report this matter to the director. Anyways, I will not agree to fire Huo Mian.”
“You don’t need to, I already called my uncle. He’s really mad, so Huo Mian will be fired sooner or later. It doesn’t matter if you don’t care! You’re just a head nurse! You don’t own the hospital, so your disagreement means nothing to anybody. Actually, why don’t you leave as well? Our department is under bad leadership, it’s time for a change,” Wu Xiaoxue smoothed out her long curly hair with her fingers as she said aggressively.
“I will. If the director fires Huo Mian, I’ll resign as well,” the head nurse responded, her tone icy.
Huo Mian hurried up to the head nurse. Holding her arm, she said, “Head Nurse, don’t do that. I am the only one to blame for what happened, I don’t want you to take fault for it. If the director wants to fire me, I’ll leave. You don’t have to be caught in the middle.”
“Huo Mian, I heard about what happened last night. You did well; although you violated hospital policy, you saved the mother and her child. I respect you for doing that. On the other hand, there are others who ignored the importance of their jobs and left without notice when they were supposed to be on-call. That’s why no one was here to perform surgery on the patient last night. The hospital should be ashamed of that instead.”
“What did you say? I dare you to repeat it.” Wu Xiaoxue’s eyes were near murderous.
“Stop it, just stop it. I know that everything happened because of what I did… Last night, before I did what I did, I already anticipated the worst outcome. I will remain calm and accept all punishments from the hospital.”
“Good, just wait for it.” Wu Xiaoxue glared at Huo Mian.
Huang Yue interjected, “Huo Mian, if you leave, I’m leaving as well. We saved someone; the hospital doesn’t have to reward us, but I don’t believe that they would fire us. Where is justice? Forgive me if I’m undereducated, but I can’t accept this bullsh*t either.”
“Do you really think you’re out of the woods? If she’s fired, you’ll be fired as well,” Wu Xiaoxue said after glancing at Huang Yue.
“Stop it, we all need to stop talking. Let’s wait for the director to make his decision,” the head nurse said sternly.
Later on, the director’s assistant arrived at the OB/GYN clinic. With one look at Huo Mian, he said, “The director wants to see you, come with me.”
Huo Mian nodded and proceeded to follow that man.
Huang Yue, Linlin, the head nurse and the others in the clinic were all concerned for her.
Wu Xiaoxue smiled coldly, she could almost see Huo Mian’s future.
Originally, she was thinking of ways to get rid of Huo Mian. She didn’t want to see her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend every day since it was making her uncomfortable.
Her efforts were not in vain; Huo Mian basically cocked the gun to her own head.
Who gave an intern nurse with no experience the guts to perform a C-section on a pregnant woman?
She was as brave as the night was long.
– Inside the director’s office –
This was Huo Mian’s third time seeing the director – the first time was when he asked her to assist Qin Chu, and the second time was when her brother got into that accident.
Huo Mian, who had only been working at the hospital for a little over 6 months, had the honor of seeing the hospital’s director for the third time in that short period. Should she be happy or sad?
“You’re here. Come, sit.” The director was still so courteous.
“Director, it’s my fault. Please fire me, I will not burden our hospital.” Huo Mian resigned before the director even opened his mouth.