I’ve just spoken to Alan, who sounded very bright and cheery. I was about to set off up to Carlisle, but I’m now hanging fire because the hospital there would prefer to transfer him to Newcastle. Could it be something he said?
In fact, though, it seems that Newcastle is best equipped to deal with A’s sort of injury–better magnifying glasses in the theatre and stuff–so we’re hoping they can get him a slot in today’s theatre list. Once that decision is made we’ll know what’s happening next.
Further updates later. Fingers crossed please, peeps!