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Topic: UCC vs A&E
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 21/07/15 14:00:00

To redress the balance a bit, I went to West Mid's Urgent Care Centre on Sunday evening a couple of weeks ago after stabbing myself in the elbow (don't ask, no one believes how it happened) and they were extremely efficient and very nice and I was out with three stitches and an X-ray to check for bone damage in an hour, having assumed the worst and brought enough reading material for an overnight stay in the waiting room.

The only odd bit was having to wait 90 minutes at home for a paramedic due to the LAS being massively overworked (this was during the heatwave) - apparently if you're not actually spurting blood everywhere you're supposed to take yourself in, even if someone's actually stabbed you.  It was the paramedic who advised me to go to the UCC rather than A&E.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 10:07:00 Bernard Allen
   Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 11:05:00 Janet Norman
      Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 11:17:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 11:23:00 Janice White
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 11:59:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 12:47:00 Sandie Goodman
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 14:17:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 12:53:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 14:13:00 Bernard Allen
         Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 15:31:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 20/07/15 17:28:00 Nick Jenkins
            Re:‘DORIS, 100, PREGNANT’ HOSPITAL BLUNDER20/07/15 17:29:00 bobby osborne
   UCC vs A&E21/07/15 14:00:00 Thomas Barry
      Pals West Middlesex University Hospital21/07/15 16:53:00 R Atterwill
         Re:Pals West Middlesex University Hospital21/07/15 18:24:00 Bernard Allen
            Re:Re:Pals West Middlesex University Hospital22/07/15 09:15:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:  Exposure: 10.40pm tonight Wednesday Ealing Hospital22/07/15 13:19:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:  Exposure: 10.40pm tonight Wednesday Ealing Hospital22/07/15 13:27:00 Georgina Flint
                     Re:Re:Re:  Exposure: 10.40pm tonight Wednesday Ealing Hospital24/07/15 12:55:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:UCC vs A&E24/07/15 13:41:00 Alison Neary
   Re:Avoid West Middlesex at the weekend 26/07/15 18:14:00 V Killick

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