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(BBC)   A&E crisis plans deemed 'not good enough'. Apparently endless reruns of Duck Dynasty and Storage Wars just won't cut it in an emergency   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-07-24 10:27:50 AM
Escape The Ordinary

/that was seriously just 15 years ago?
 
2013-07-24 10:51:49 AM
I still can't believe that they close ERs over there at night. Federal law won't allow you to do that in the United States - in fact, the only way to close an ER down is if you have HAZMAT Contamination or Infectious Disease issues, or your hospital closes. And for a speciality or trauma hospital, it's; next to impossible to even go on diversion.

While I applaud universal healthcare, I still can't imagine driving to a hospital with a critical medical issue and being turned away at the door because the ER is closed.
 
2013-07-24 11:14:07 AM
Actually, in the event of a long term power outage or other civilization collapsing crisis event, I'd like the Duck Dynasty guys on my side. They'd do pretty well, I think.
 
2013-07-24 11:18:34 AM
A&E = ER?
 
2013-07-24 11:19:51 AM

FrancoFile: A&E = ER?


Yep.
 
2013-07-24 11:24:45 AM
Does 'Duck Dynasty' play in the UK or do they already get their fill with the royal family?

C'mon, Prince Phillip and Uncle Si are pretty interchangeable, right?
 
2013-07-24 11:34:29 AM

FrancoFile: A&E = ER?


Accident and Emergency
 
2013-07-24 11:50:19 AM
Okay, I'll do it.
Are A&E units not up to snuff?
YUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPP
 
2013-07-24 12:17:14 PM

namegoeshere: Actually, in the event of a long term power outage or other civilization collapsing crisis event, I'd like the Duck Dynasty guys on my side. They'd do pretty well, I think.


^This
Very true: All of them can hunt, Mrs Kay can cook, and Si will be the entertainment, LMFAO!
 
2013-07-24 12:28:23 PM

drongozone: Okay, I'll do it.
Are A&E units not up to snuff?
YUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPPPP


"On Trauma: Life in the ER...."

"Ma'am, can you tell us how he...."

"Jarred's an idiot. He knew we had a cap, but he kept bidding and bidding and ended up in a pssing contest. So, awhen we opened the safe in the back, that's all we found. Considering how much he cost us, I figured he'd want to get real close with it. REAL close."
 
2013-07-24 01:00:12 PM
 
2013-07-24 01:57:02 PM

hardinparamedic: I still can't believe that they close ERs over there at night. Federal law won't allow you to do that in the United States - in fact, the only way to close an ER down is if you have HAZMAT Contamination or Infectious Disease issues, or your hospital closes. And for a speciality or trauma hospital, it's; next to impossible to even go on diversion.

While I applaud universal healthcare, I still can't imagine driving to a hospital with a critical medical issue and being turned away at the door because the ER is closed.


Where did you hear this ? My local A&E (ER) is open 24hrs. I can't ever remember hearing of that happening. They are closing various hospitals in certain areas though, or they were a few years back, so that might be what you're thinking of.
 
2013-07-24 02:23:12 PM

lotustuned: Where did you hear this ? My local A&E (ER) is open 24hrs. I can't ever remember hearing of that happening. They are closing various hospitals in certain areas though, or they were a few years back, so that might be what you're thinking of.


Some smaller and rural hospitals in the UK close their A&E after hours, and only staff the regular floor.
 
2013-07-24 06:03:08 PM

hardinparamedic: lotustuned: Where did you hear this ? My local A&E (ER) is open 24hrs. I can't ever remember hearing of that happening. They are closing various hospitals in certain areas though, or they were a few years back, so that might be what you're thinking of.

Some smaller and rural hospitals in the UK close their A&E after hours, and only staff the regular floor.


Seems like it's only that one hospital, although there may be more, and they'll still accept walk in patients. They're sending ambulances to a larger hospital between 20:00 and 08:00, and it looks if they're on unsafe legal grounds. At any rate it's concerning. Thanks for the info.
 
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