Anorak | Patient Smith’s ‘A&E Asbo’: NHS Patient Seeks Bed And Board

Patient Smith’s ‘A&E Asbo’: NHS Patient Seeks Bed And Board

by | 30th, August 2007

doctor.jpg PEOPLE are always complaining about how difficult it is to get good service in this country, but they often overlook a very obvious resource: the emergency services.

The clue, as they say, is in the name. And for a small group of clued-up citizens, these public servants have provided what the late lamented Tony Blair would call “world-class servussus”.

These clued-up citizens would occasionally make the news themselves, such as the lady who regularly called out the police, fire brigade and ambulance crews to perform emergency operations like fetching a sandwich from the fridge or getting a carton of milk from the shop.

Now, however, it appears that the authorities are getting wise to this sort of thing. We have entered the age of what the Mirror calls “THE A&E ASBO”.

The Asbo in question has been handed out to Mark Smith of Newton, Powys by Welshpool magistrates.

His offence was to take advantage of the hospitality of various hospitals around the country in order to get a free bed for the night after

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