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Woman seeks Kent A&E treatment for broken fingernail

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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A woman turned up at a Kent accident and emergency department seeking treatment for a broken fingernail, an NHS trust has revealed. NHS West Kent said the woman, who attended the A&E over a recent bank holiday, was "not admitted and politely sent on her way". The trust said another person asked to be admitted because their new tattoo was red and sore. It is urging people to think carefully before they seek emergency treatment. NHS West Kent, which said it had experienced a 7% increase in patient numbers over the past two bank holidays, warned that people with minor ailments could stop others from getting "life-saving care".


'Think twice'



A&E staff were also asked to hand out repeat prescriptions, according to the trust. Nikki Luffingham, of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, said: "Please think twice this bank holiday before seeking emergency care for minor ailments. "Our A&E departments are highly specialised places for patients who need urgent medical attention and potentially life-saving care. "By seeking the right kind of care, you are not just helping yourself but dozens of other people we will be seeing in our A&E departments at the same time who really need our help." NHS West Kent has urged people to contact NHS Direct to find out what service would be appropriate.


Are you actually kidding me?!?!


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Seriously, need to think before you act comes to mind.




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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Not everyone is "bright" or has "common sense".
Many people in this world have varying degrees of developmental issues that could cause them to do things that may seem stupid to others but are indeed very troubling to them, it is not their fault.

Also, any sane medical professional would tell you if a tattoo, which essentially a wound/burn that becomes red to go to a DR or ER immediately once noticing any redness, heat radiation, and or red streaking(typically by this time you'll need over 24 hours of IV antibiotics).
blood poisoning, MRSA, and any infection can be serious and deadly.

There was a sixteen year old girl who lost her breast due to gang green from a tattoo, yes stupid idea, but ..what sixteen year old isn't a little daft.

The HIPPA laws don't seem to be as strict as they are in the US as well.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:10 AM
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i dont know what is more ridiculous.. the woman going to hospital for a broken fingernail, or you bothering to post that story..



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by Misterlondon
i dont know what is more ridiculous.. the woman going to hospital for a broken fingernail, or you bothering to post that story..


Probably me but i just find this ridiculous. Really annoys me.
(My opinion)




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