Hamster bite one of 999 calls

 INAPPROPRIATE 999 calls, including two men calling because they were hung over and a woman who was bitten on the finger by a hamster, are putting emergency services under increasing pressure, Wales’ chief medical officer warned.

Dr Chris Jones, Wales’ acting chief medical officer and medical director of NHS Wales, said a combination of increased numbers of 999 calls for ambulances and a rise in those attending emergency departments has caused increased pressure on health services in the past few weeks.

Cases highlighted by Dr Jones included a man who had who been to his GP in the morning and been given ointment to rub on his back. He later phoned 999 and said he didn’t have anyone to rub ointment into his back.

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12:55pm Fri 17 Aug 12

Radio Wales says...

Sorry to say, but it's human nature. The more we fuss about trivial things, the more important the trivia will appear to be. The days of just getting on with our lives are over, we have become dependant.
If the state needs to micro-manage people, then it has to accept the consequences of people needing to be mothered because they have lost their independence.
Sorry to say, but it's human nature. The more we fuss about trivial things, the more important the trivia will appear to be. The days of just getting on with our lives are over, we have become dependant. If the state needs to micro-manage people, then it has to accept the consequences of people needing to be mothered because they have lost their independence. Radio Wales
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2:19am Sat 18 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

Hamster bites are a serious problem. One got his teeth on my bellend once. It hurt but was satisfying at the same time. I have to sign a register now :-(
Hamster bites are a serious problem. One got his teeth on my bellend once. It hurt but was satisfying at the same time. I have to sign a register now :-( smokintheweed
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2:19am Sat 18 Aug 12

smokintheweed says...

Hamster bites are a serious problem. One got his teeth on my bellend once. It hurt but was satisfying at the same time. I have to sign a register now :-(
Hamster bites are a serious problem. One got his teeth on my bellend once. It hurt but was satisfying at the same time. I have to sign a register now :-( smokintheweed
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