Once again a tube line, this time the Bakerloo, comes to a grinding halt because of a passenger ill on a train.
A few years ago someone ill would have been escorted off the train and seated whilst awaiting a medical team. Now, thanks to the proverbial 'elf and safety, the procedure is to leave them in the carriage until help arrives, this is even when the passenger has simply complained of feeling faint and is perfectly capable of leaving the train. Sometimes, in serious situations, it may be right to leave them in situ but, of course, staff haven’t had medical training so they can’t be expected to know the difference between a seriously ill prostrate case and walking wounded.
I’d be horrified that me being unwell caused problems for so many people therefore I hereby state that, if I’m taken ill on a tube, you have my authority to move me so the service can keep moving, rather than hold up hundreds of people for an hour.