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Accident prevention can relieve pressure on A&E

22nd May 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Accident prevention measures will help to take pressure off Britain’s busy and congested A&E departments, one group has urged.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has suggested that prioritising accident prevention could dramatically reduce A&E attendances and waiting times.

Errol Taylor, RoSPA’s deputy chief executive, said: “There is a great deal of talk about the need to shore up A&E departments with additional staff and also about improving other parts of the health service so people can seek treatment at places other than A&E.”

Mr Taylor continued by saying that people should put attention on prevention as well as treatment in order to reduce the pressure on A&E departments.

He highlighted that home accidents are a “real problem”, as young children and older people are both vulnerable to the incidents.

The representative also emphasised that accident prevention should focus on personal responsibility and needs to be taught.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801589003-ADNFCR


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