Campaign to Save 24-hour A&E at Thurso

Anthony Page, a former doctor at the Dunbar Hospital in Thurso and local trade union representatives speak about the false economy and impracticalities of removing 24-hour minor injuries A&E and paliative care at the Dunbar (which I have discussed before).

Points made include the distance West Caithness residents now would have to travel to the nearest 24-hour A&E department in Wick, resulting in increased pressure on the ambulance service which is unlikely to receive additional funding.  Furthermore, the comfort offered to local residents who currently can enjoy paliative care close to home.

Hat-tip: There Is a Better Way.

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