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Has anyone had the misfortune to

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 2 Apr 2013 04:46

Well what with that and the latest here in Norfolk, a police constable privately suing the owner of a petrol station who was being burgled, as when she walked round to the area in question with the owner, he didn't point out a kerb and she tripped and hurt her leg and wrist or something. Seems he should have had lighting and highlighted the area and done a risk assessment or something!

How stupid is that, I mean if I was being burgled and I called the police and they tripped over the door step or something, would I be liable?

Even the Chief Constable has told media he is disappointed that the P.C. is suing the man. I think her Union or whatever is funding the solictor she is using.

What is this country doing?

Lizx

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Apr 2013 23:24

w don't have it in Wales - I understood from a news item on TV that the 111 service was being suspended because of it's inadequacies

we have a 101 service as an alternative to calling the police - utter rubbish - I had occasion to call it once - complete disaster - they rang back doing a satisfaction survey - when they said "what is your overall impression" I said "If you have a box to tick against "crap" - tick that" the girl fell about laughing, but it was exactly that - crap

michael2

michael2 Report 1 Apr 2013 23:16

the wife called them some time ago all she got was a recorded message saying we are only acepting emergancy calls only. so she hung up and dialed 999 to take me to hospital turned out i only had a viral infection. she wont be calling them again in a hurry.

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 1 Apr 2013 17:30

I rang the old NHS nelpline for a child who had swollen face hands neck and a rash from head to toe!!! they said a doctor will ring u straight back dont leave the house and wait for the call.

We did as we were told and an hour later ..............................I took her to hospital myself

They had so worried me I stopped waiting an as the doctor didnt call I went to A and E

I have been told it did cost £17.50 to call NHS direct and £15.00 to see a nurse in A and E .....

Wouldnt even use 111

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 1 Apr 2013 17:25

i rang it yestrday but it said its not available in our area yet

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 1 Apr 2013 17:23

There's a lot about it putting patient's lives at risk.

I tried to ring NHS helpline over 2 months ago - it had closed, and 111 hadn't started here :-|

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 1 Apr 2013 16:12

Wend - when you reach the automated answer - first thing is it dental - press this number - anything else hang on!!!!

Nothing worse than toothache.

Wend

Wend Report 1 Apr 2013 16:09

Sorry to hear about your bad experience Chris and hope you will soon feel better.

A friend told me this morning that she rang them on Good Friday because she had an extremely painful tooth abscess. They arranged an appointment for her to see a dentist within 15 minutes!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 1 Apr 2013 16:02


Haven't had to myself but have read in the paper of the problems suffered by those who have and I think it is a disgrace, frightening. How many lives have to be lost while they get their act together. It comes to something when, in our supposedly civilised country, we are getting to be terrified of asking for medical assistance. Glad it wasn'tanything worse Chris.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 1 Apr 2013 15:58

have to ring 111? I ask because last evening at 10.30 p.m. I had to. After detailing symptoms, Dr will ring you in an hour.

12.30 a.m. Rang back again, you are on list but will send this through again so they will know you are waiting. Sorry about this but all we can do is pass messages through to Drs.

1.20 a.m. Nurse rings and checks with me - Dr will speak to me soon. 2.20 a.m. Dr. rings and discusses problem with me and says you need a Dr. I will send one out, he will be there soon and also suggest on Tuesday you contact your GP.

OH drops off to sleep, I am reading Paul O'Grady's recent biography and trying to stay awake. House is like a lighthouse with lights on. 5.15 a.m. I give up and snuggle down.

7.20 am - Nurse rings to see if I am still here! Tells me GP here soon. 9.00 a.m. GP rings doorbell - OH in shower!!

Gives me a thorough examination and antibiotics and to see GP tomorrow. Ten and 1/2 hours, OK I was not life threatening but did think the signs were of something worse (nothing to do with current problems).

I would advise any mother with a baby/toddler/young child etc to ignore 111 and get to A & E.