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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jonah, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Just to make it clear, the staff at the hospital did NOT say the above, I felt like we had wasted their time....but they wouldn't let us leave till she was examined by the doctor.

    Its always the same, stuck between a rock and a hard place with a&e, are you wasting their time or not...last summer child fell over in the garden, thought she was just making a big deal over nothing, when husband came home he decided she might of broken her arm and off we went to a&e.

    She had broken her arm, but because I didn't want to waste the hospitals time I had let her sit there for 6 hours thinking she was putting it on, till husband got home :( Bad mother!
     
  2. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I took someone to a most civilised Saturday clinic at New Cross once. A few months later, we went again to a standard weekday one with the same chap, just a repeat of the first, but it was total chaos and took for ever. It was implied in a Private Eye article some months ago that some of these 'out-of-hours' clinics are effectively the same doctors working privately for the NHS to clear their own backlog. It certainly was a much better experience, though..
     
  3. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    I can see how someone would think that, it sounds entirely plausible.
     
  4. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    :(
     
  5. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    Is being 'sent to Cannock a&e' like being 'sent to Coventry', but with an added beating?
     
  6. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Lol, they were actually very quick and efficient at Cannock. (I used to live in Coventry - nuff said :) )
     
  7. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm in my onezie on the sofa preparing myself to work a 6pm -4 am shift, i am officially nocturnal its horrible!
     
  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    What a most unusual uniform code.

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  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I have had a headache for 9 hours now, and no amount of prescription medication will shift it :(

    EDIT: My prescription that is, think I'll try somebody elses!
     
  10. Gadget

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    Took eldest to new cross a&e suspecting a dislocated shoulder, it was about 9:30pm and the walkin gp's was closed. Her pain was so intense you couldn't touch it. Trundled off saw triage, dr, x-ray then dr to be told it was soft tissue damage, again. Few weeks later got a snotty letter from my gp informing me they could have dealt with the problem and i had wasted a&e's time. Considering it was when they were closed and she was in too much pain to wait and the a&e dr wanted x-rays i was neither impressed by the letter or convinced they could of helped without us still having to trek up to x-ray.
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
     
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  11. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    After the hassle we had with tek-chimp, waiting for the one on call doctor in the county to make his way to stafford to see her while we sat outside at gone midnight, I will always call the ambulance in future.
     
  12. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    As a parent your duty is to do what you think is in the best interest of your children, within reason, not what is most convenient for the NHS.
     
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    Yup.

    Today I was forced to do the same thing twice. As a result of which, tomorrow I will be forced to make someone else do the same thing twice.
     
  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Its true :(

    Daughters rash re-appeared this afternoon, off to the Dr we went....defiantly an allergic reaction to something & she's also got a high temperature and a viral infection which the hospital didn't tell me about yesterday :( Hohum
     
  15. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    My beer fridge has died.
     
  16. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Checked my tyre pressures this morning and the front NS was 2psi down!
     
  17. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    My son is saving for a car so he asked me to find out about insurance costs.

    Went to a local insurance broker to ask for a guide figure (not an actual quote) so my son has an idea about how much needs to save and was told it will be about £4000 to insure a car worth about £1000 when he has passed his test.

    :facepalm:
     
  18. age'd parent

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    I took the wife to work this morning, and then went home and had my breakfast.
    Coffee with a dash of brandy, and toast with cheese, if any ones interested.
     
  19. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I do hope that she's truly grateful for all your beyond-the-call-of-duty efforts. You must be really exhausted now..
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  20. littleme

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    Try ingenie.com my son (18) and most of his friends use this as its the only way they can afford to drive.

    The company fit a black box which sends them all sorts if details about their driving and its reviewed every few months so their premiums can go down if they drive well.

    I think sons original quotes offa-tinternet were between 4000 & 6000. Ingenie did it for just over 2500, but 6 Months in and its now reduced to about 170 a month :)
     

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