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999 What's your emergency? Channel 4

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RedMapleLeaf Tue 05-Jul-16 18:36:22

Wow.

I've never felt this before, but all I can say is that every member of Parliament should be ashamed that this is happening on their watch. I defy anyone watching this to not want to increase the higher tax rates.

228agreenend Tue 05-Jul-16 22:20:47

Was this on last night? One minute I was almost crying when the baby was born, and next minute because someone had died. It was Reality tv at its raw-est.

CrazyDuchess Tue 05-Jul-16 22:27:49

Watching it now.... bloody hell! I lover the first series this is amazing

TheFairyCaravan Tue 05-Jul-16 22:34:28

I've just watched one on 4seven.

There was bloke phone with an eyelash in his eye shock, another with an ingrowing toe nail,and another because he couldn't get home. hmm

Why do people think it's ok to phone for an ambulance for such trivial, ridiculous things. And some people are so rude. One bloke was terribly rude when he was being advised about what was best for his drunk friend.

Shocking.

ThomasRichard Tue 05-Jul-16 22:35:50

What's the tax link?

BiscuitMillionaire Tue 05-Jul-16 22:37:57

One of the most compelling pieces of real-life TV I've ever seen. Even though it was almost all just heard, not seen. Really wanted an update on the stabbing victim.

228agreenend Tue 05-Jul-16 22:42:05

Yes. I was hoping for an update also, plus cute picture of baby.

RedMapleLeaf Wed 06-Jul-16 08:47:03

What's the tax link?

I was thinking along the line of the austerity cuts and chronic under-funding. Watching the call handlers and the emotional impact of dealing with the emergency rule was shocking. I can't imagine knowing that I had no choice but to refuse an ambulance to a stroke victim because there's only enough provision for people who aren't breathing.

hollinhurst84 Wed 06-Jul-16 20:50:10

It's not refusing an ambulance though. It's that you only stay on and give advice. The ambulance will still go but it's a case of triage and hang up, not give all the instructions

RedMapleLeaf Wed 06-Jul-16 22:04:04

It's not refusing an ambulance though

The caller had been waiting for 2 hours for an ambulance to attend her husband after having a stroke!

hollinhurst84 Wed 06-Jul-16 22:10:01

Yes... But they will still be going
We aren't saying no we can't go at all

Creatureofthenight Wed 06-Jul-16 22:13:18

I'm in awe of how patient they are with some of the idiots that ring about nothing.
I agree it is awful to see/hear people not being able to get help because the service can't cope with demand.

notamummy10 Wed 06-Jul-16 22:13:43

I didn't know it cost £8.47 for every call!

We've only had to get an ambulance out once, and that's because I had severe dehydration & collapsed! The ambulance got to my house before the paramedic car did.

I felt sorry for the call handler that took the hoax call about the stabbing though!

grannyinwaiting Wed 06-Jul-16 22:38:56

Was it a hoax? That is awful

notamummy10 Wed 06-Jul-16 22:45:33

I believe so, that's what they are saying on Twitter!

228agreenend Wed 06-Jul-16 23:05:58

That's awful if it were a hoax.

Sleepingbunnies Wed 06-Jul-16 23:08:16

Didn't know the call was a hoax! Although was weird when the bloke who had been stabbed came on the phone.

hollinhurst84 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:09:44

Not unusual sadly
This was another http://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/warning-after-hoax-stab-call-1-6750592

hollinhurst84 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:11:18

Wasn't a hoax
http://m.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/morecambe-stabbing-featured-on-channel-4-999-show-1-7998377

notamummy10 Wed 06-Jul-16 23:17:07

Ah okay... I assumed it was! Hope the guy is okay now!

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