Healthcare workers: tell us about the occasions patients waste your time

Healthcare workers: tell us about the occasions patients waste your time
 

Healthcare professionals often complain about people using NHS services for the wrong reasons or at the wrong time.
GPs talk of patients asking for new pairs of shoes; paramedics claim that most of the patients they take into hospital don’t need to be there; 999 call takers complain of people calling to tell them their dog is unwell; and A&E nurses and doctors tell stories of people claiming the antibiotics they were given five hours ago are not working.
A lack of communication, education and the sometimes poor availability of services can lead to patients being unsure of who they... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Health, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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