Monday, 21 May 2018

NHS to divert 'frequent flyers' to A&E with coffee and counselling 

NHS to divert 'frequent flyers' to A&E with coffee and counselling  “Frequent flyers” to Accident and Emergency departments are being kept away under a new scheme to offer a coffee and counselling to those coming to casualty for the wrong reasons.

The initiative, which is set to be rolled out nationwide, comes amid soaring emergency admissions to hospitals, which have risen 50 per cent in a decade.

Paramedics in the North East are among those who have introduced schemes which attempt to identify those who repeatedly call 999 or turn to A&E - and get to the root of their problems. The Daily Telegraph

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