Confusing advice!

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Last week’s Citizen had an interesting article about when to access A & E  “Those with life-threatening conditions including suspected heart attacks or strokes, severe breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or severe injury should continue to go straight to A & E”. It then continues “If you are required to attend A & E patients are asked to attend alone to enable safe physical distancing.” Two completely contradictory statements: the mind boggles at the idea of someone bleeding from all orifices, barely able to breathe and fearing a stroke staggering unaided through the doors.   The article might just as well say “Nobody should come to A & E unless they require an ambulance.”

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