THE NHS’s non-emergency helpline is to be staffed by overly-inquistive old women.
Following the withdrawal of the main contractor, NHS managers turned to the only people who are actually interested in your minor ailments.
88-year-old 111 operator Mary Fisher said: “We get all sorts of people ringing in. Men, women, homosexuals, coloureds.
“You wouldn’t believe what they get up to. One gentleman had all these warts on his whatnot because of going with prostitutes. Disgusting.
“I’m not allowed to tell you his name but he’s a hairdresser from Basildon and his wife is called Sharon.
“I said to put some vinegar on it. There’s nothing you can’t cure with vinegar, bicarb or the steam from a bowl of hot water.”
The geriatric female staff have already been cautioned for all gathering around the receiver when someone’s got an especially interesting ailment involving their ‘waterworks’.
Major call centres have now opened in Bristol, Birmingham and Newcastle equipped with state of the art telephony, comfy chairs and colossal urns of tea.
111 user Wayne Hayes said: Ive been short of breath for a few weeks and apparently the cure is to have a glass of squash.
“Weirdly the operator asked me to describe the decorative aspects of my house, seemingly just so she could form a mental image.”