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Should patients be charged £10 for non-urgent A&E treatment?

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Virginia, I'm glad the 111 service and out of hours GP works well in Hertfordshire, but please don't assume that's the same in every area! We had a nightmare trying to get someone to see my 88 year old mum one weekend, 111 were hopeless and in the end after a 10 hour wait a locum GP travelled 40 miles to see mum. He said we should have phoned an ambulance - sometimes you cant win!! We need to ensure there is good quality out of hours care available to all, then we should start to see A&E being used by the right people.

Posted date

16 March, 2014

Posted time

2:41 pm

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