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What A Waste Of Time!

Can you believe people can be so irres­pon­sible?

A woman turned up at an accident and emergency department seeking treatment for a broken fingernail, an NHS trust has revealed.

The NHS said the woman, who attended the A&E over a recent bank holiday, was "not admitted and politely sent on her way".

The trust said another person asked to be admitted because their new tattoo was red and sore.

It is urging people to think carefully before they seek emergency treatment.

The NHS which said it had experienced a 7% increase in patient numbers over the past two bank holidays, warned that people with minor ailments could stop others from getting "life-saving care".

A woman who dialled 999 to report the theft of a snowman from outside her home has been branded "completely irres­pon­sible" by the Police.

The force said the woman, from Chatham, thought the incident required their involvement because she used pound coins for eyes and teaspoons for arms.

During the call the woman said: "It ain't a nice road but you don't expect someone to nick your snowman."

Police said officers had given her advice on real 999 emergencies.

The force said the call was made at the same time as operators fielded thousands of other phone calls about the heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures in the county.

“What a waste of emergency services time”, says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire

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