Ban the drunks

Ban the drunks

Ban the drunks

First published in Letters by

THE Press of July 29 reports that drunks are putting A&E under pressure at the weekend.

It would appear that staff suffer verbal abuse, with security having to be called.

Such troublemakers should be banned from having any treatment in future at York Hospital. In fact a law should be introduced saying that A&E departments will not treat people who are drunk. A&E departments should have not to put up with this type of behaviour.

Anyway keep up the good work in A&E. You do a marvellous job.

Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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12:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Oaklands Resident says...

According to the Councillor responsible (Simpson Laing) in a statement issued today, the number of problems with "drunks" at A&E has reduced over the last 3 years.

The issue of alcohol abuse in the City certainly needs investigating.

Give residents the facts and then let them decide if, and in what way, change is needed.

At moment all we seem to have is conflicting information and knee jerk reactions.
According to the Councillor responsible (Simpson Laing) in a statement issued today, the number of problems with "drunks" at A&E has reduced over the last 3 years. The issue of alcohol abuse in the City certainly needs investigating. Give residents the facts and then let them decide if, and in what way, change is needed. At moment all we seem to have is conflicting information and knee jerk reactions. Oaklands Resident
  • Score: 5

1:27pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Prob says...

Quite frankly, the biggest drain on the NHS is the sick, injured, and the old.

As soon as we ban them, the NHS will be in a fantastic place.

/joke.
Quite frankly, the biggest drain on the NHS is the sick, injured, and the old. As soon as we ban them, the NHS will be in a fantastic place. /joke. Prob
  • Score: 14

1:47pm Wed 6 Aug 14

SpinningJenny says...

You can't alter a free healthcare system to exclude certain groups from free treatment. It's all or nothing.
You can't alter a free healthcare system to exclude certain groups from free treatment. It's all or nothing. SpinningJenny
  • Score: 2

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