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Getting it right


I agree with the policy ofright place, first time, for heart, stroke and head injuries.

But in the case of Mrs Kath Coulter (Minor Injuries Staff Praised For Life-saving Care, Advertiser, August 4) who took her husband to Newark Hospital, she did exactly the right thing not knowing what his condition was and, in this instance, it seems to have been the right place, first time.

The staff at Newark Hospital did a wonderful job reviving Mr Coulter before his transfer to Nottingham City Hospital.

It has also been reported that there had been 576 more emergency admissions to King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, in the first two months of this financial year, but from which districts we do not know.

These figures will more than likely increase due to the growing population in our area.

Here in the Newark area we need an upgrade to the Minor Injuries Unit at Newark Hos-pital because of the increase in population, the number of new houses being built and the lack of an A&E department.

There is also the inconvenience regarding the long distances to A&E departments at major hospitals. ­

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