Paramedic: This winter will be devastating.

10/ “Furlough ending will I feel almost certainly lead to more drinking, drug-taking + mental ill-health.

The city in which I work is not a particularly happy one + obesity, drug + alcohol abuse and homelessness are serious problems + probably worse than when I lived in London.

11/ “I cannot see how any service in the area will cope come winter. I honestly think it will come to the point where there is simply no treatment available and patients suffer quietly at home whilst waiting or simply die…

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12/ “…this won’t be the very elderly who would likely die fairly soon anyway but the younger and fitter who are just told ‘no’.


h/t Tess


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