A 16-YEAR-OLD girl has been slammed after rushing to the A&E with a broken fingernail – before moaning about the wait to see a doctor.
Aaliyah, 16, had part of her nail ripped off when her false nail was caught during a fight with a fellow pupil.
The schoolgirl, who can be seen with scratches on her face, was immediately taken to St George’s Hospital, appearing on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E.
She could be heard complaining: “Can someone please come deal with my finger.
“I’m going to pass out.”
She’s told by her mum Maria: “Your finger looks a bit swollen actually”, with the teen replying: “I think it is swollen.”
The teen had got her nails the day before the fight.
After being taken into a room, she was told by a doctor they would have to take the nail off.
But viewers were less than impressed with the injury being treated at the A&E.
One viewer wrote: “Watching 24 Hours in A&E and the man with the stomach pains and the girl with the nail problem should have been chased out of there. It isn’t a drop in for lazy idiots who can’t be bothered either consulting a pharmacist or a GP.
“No need to wonder why waiting times are long!”
Another added: “Watchin 24 Hours in A&E whilst waiting for Drag SOS with Gemma and theres a woman in the hopsital bc she broke her acrylic nail and its taken a bit of her normal nail off. Are you kidding me?”
A third said: “#24HrsAE a broken nail, in A & E”
And another blasted: “Oh for gods sake! It’s a fingernail and you’re wasting everybody’s time by going to A&E. People need to re-evaluate what classes as a bloody emergency.”
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It comes after a health chief said no patient should be made to wait more than six hours in A&E.
Just 85 per cent of patients were dealt with within four hours in April, against a target of 95 per cent.
Many would have spent hours on trolleys waiting for a bed.
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