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Thursday, 8 January 2015
A and E.
Let's get one thing straight; hospital A & E departments are specifically for ACCIDENTS and EMERGENCIES.
They are not dormitories for drunks, or for space cadets seeing pink monkeys, or even for hard pressed nurses to patch-up amateur alcoholic pugilists.
There is a real crisis in our A and E departments, but those who require an aspirin for a headache, or a bandage for a scuffed knee, should be re-directed to the nearest pharmacy or local doctor's surgery; NOT admitted to a hospital department that is specifically designed to cope with serious emergencies.
Only when the time wasters are sorted out will our A and E departments be able to practice the role for which they were intended.
May I suggest a simple triage area at the front door (a couple of hefty bouncers). Admit those who are really in need, and tell all the others to bogger off!
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
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