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CCG axes GP minor injury service amid warnings of 'morbidity and fatalities'

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I think all these minor injury units( and walk-in centres) are all at risk of CCGs’ closure decisions. It was ,perhaps, always a consideration amongst these commissioners in CCGs for cutting cost to balance the stifling budgets set by our friend,NHS England ( aka Ministry of Plenty) . At least , the opening hours were to be reduced. You see , if the four-hour A/E target is to end ( replaced by whatever so called new priorities) , people with presumed minor injuries can just sit in A/E for long time ( or eventually walk away). Hospitals do not need to worry about penalty for not meeting the target anymore . In fact , there is no political pressure or urgency to sort out this cohort of patients. May well just close all these minor injury units in the community to save money , ha ha ha (laugh from Lucifer ).

Posted date

13 Mar 2019

Posted time

8:15am

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