Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Help, I've broken my fingernail - woman rushes to hospital accident and emergency unit

A woman went into the accident and emergency unit of a hospital in Kent because she wanted treatment for a broken fingernail.

An NHS spokeswoman said the A&E staff did not admit her and she was "politely sent on her way". Don't think I would have been polite!

The NHS is urging people to think twice before they go to hard-pressed accident units as those with minor ailments could prevent someone getting life-saving treatment.

Not sure if a broken fingernail can even be classed as a "minor ailment".


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