By Humphrey Carter

STAR of the Virgin One hit behind the hospital scenes series Sun Sea and A&E, British resident Gill Bucklitsch, last week launched her first book about her medical experiences and next week, she will be signing books at various locations here in Majorca. “When The Sun Goes Down and The Drip Goes Up” is a series of anecdotes while working as part of the Juaneda Group welfare team at Muro Hospital.
The 103-pages recount sad, funny, moving and thought-provoking experiences of British holiday makers who end up in hospital during their stay on the island.

Since Gill joined Muro Hospital two years ago, her responsibilities have stretched far beyond the realms of translating for British patients. She helps organise repatriation and looks after the patients', and very often the families' needs from admittance to discharge.

Gill said this week that finally seeing the book published has given her a “great deal of satisfaction. “But, it also has a serious message and that is to make sure you have a good travel insurance when you go abroad,” she said this week.
The book is already on sale at Waterstones in London and available from their on-line book store. It's is also on sale with Amazon and can be ordered through the “Friends of Sun, Sea and A&E” facebook site which Virgin has created.

The new series of Sun, Sea and A&E will begin being broadcast on Virgin One in early February but the first series, which made Gill a household name, is still being repeated on satellite channels.


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