Contact your own doctor.

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A short advertisement explaining that hospitals must deal with real emergencies first, so it is better for people to contact their own doctors if the case is not serious. 1 segment.


UK : [s.i.], [date of publication not identified]

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1 encoded moving image (1 min.) : sound, color

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales

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In English

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Segment 1 Ambulances are seen racing to hospital bringing injured patients in to A&E. At the same time, patients with far less serious injuries such as a cut finger or pulled muscle are seen also entering A&E. The narrator explains that real emergencies take priority and so waiting times for non-serious cases may be long. He says that people should 'contact your own doctor first'. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:01:03:02 Length: 00:01:03:02



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