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Sheffield Children's Hospital Accident And Emergency Walk-in Not Fit for Purpose

Local / NHS Feb 20, 2016 - 04:20 AM GMT

By: N_Walayat


The across the board relentless deterioration in the quality of NHS healthcare is not just limited to adult services but as illustrated by the Sheffield Children's Hospital Accident and Emergency Walk-in facilities is literally an across the board manifestation of healthcare paralysis for reasons that go beyond the usual tendency for the public sector to be inefficient.

So what can a child expect on arriving at the Accident and Emergency department? The answer is typically an 4 hour wait, REGARDLESS of whether the facility is busy or EMPTY, children are made to wait for as long as 4 hours to be seen by a doctor, so it's no wonder that many parents tend to walk out after a few hours and take their children to more efficient facilities.

Furthermore parents can forget about pleading for attention for their ill children as the staff have become hardened to such pleas and are armed with a string of phrases so as to keep stringing the parents and children along for several more hours.

Therefore the Accident & Emergency department is not fit for purpose and instead should ONLY be used for very, very minor injuries or symptoms, anything else and the parent should immediately phone for an ambulance rather than waste four hours sat in an empty waiting room.

As alluded to earlier the following video illustrates one of the primary reasons why the NHS and other social services for children and adults are in a state of paralysis .

Again if your child falls seriously ILL CALL an ABULANCE, DO NOT VISIT Sheffield Children's Hospital Accident and Emergency department that in reality should be renamed as the Minor Injuries and Symptoms Department as a parent with a seriously ill child would be better off calling for an ambulance from even WITHIN the hospital than relying on a department that is no longer fit for purpose.

However, this also reinforces the point that parents should come to rely less on increasingly worthless public services but instead should become self sufficient by educating themselves in diagnosis and self treatment if at least minor illnesses or injuries i.e. having paracetamol and ibuprofen medicines at hand, as well as practice of disinfecting and bandaging wounds, as that will prove far more productive than a visit to the Sheffield Children's Hospital and of course for anything else CALL AN AMBULANCE! Whilst for in-between conditions wait to see your GP.

The bottom line is that Britain can only start to address the crisis of paralysis of services such as in health by LEAVING the European Union, until then it is a relentless grind into permanent paralysis, resulting in services that just tend to go through the motions of providing a service.

By Nadeem Walayat

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