If this patient can STILL make it to hospital without needing an ambulance, then why can’t everyone else? (for non-emergencies that is)
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Long-time followers of our popular page, will know that our resident ‘cranky medic’ admin often shares MEMEs which highlight the fact that people should not use the ambulance services as a convenient ‘taxi’ service.
All-too-often we hear about patients who have called 999 because they have, as an example, stubbed their toe and thus demand to be conveyed to Hospital – sometimes citing the ‘fact’ that they ‘pay your wages’….
The sad reality is, that Control Room staff have their hands tied behind their back, as the illusive powers within the upper echelons of leadership are too afraid to tell people to ‘foxtrot oscar’.
Maybe its because their is an unfounded belief that people will ‘kick off’ if they hear about the story regarding the ‘patient’ who had to make their own way to hospital following a paper-cut…
The thing is, most sensible people understand that the ambulance service MUST not be seen as a taxi service which is there to help get people with minor injuries to hospital.
If you do have a minor injury, such as a paper cut, stubbed toe or you dropped your mobile phone onto your leg, then why not instead just make your own way to hospital!?
Take, for example, the patient featured in this article.
He/she managed to get to hospital using a wheel barrow!
So when people say that they can’t get to A&E because they do not have the means of getting there, then surely this story just goes to show that where there’s a will then there really IS a way!
Those high in authority need to have the ‘balls’ to actually admit that if someone has injured themself in a minor way, then they must make their own way to hospital rather than dialling 999 and demanding that an ambulance take them there!
The control room staff MUST be backed-up and not left out to dry like sometimes does happen.
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