Dan Walker has come under fire from his Twitter followers after revealing he took his daughter to A&E earlier today (June 12).

Dan has been accused of adding unnecessary pressure to the NHS by taking his daughter to hospital after fracturing her finger.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star and news anchor shared the news on Twitter, posting a photo of her bruised finger.

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Dan Walker accused of wasting NHS time

But followers were unimpressed with his decision to go to the emergency department, with many suggesting he had wasted their time.

Another follower responded with some advice for Dan, saying, “I know the NHS is struggling right now.

“But to balance out my son needed an x-ray on a suspected broken wrist this week, and was in and out of our local minor injury unit within an hour. It’s important to recognize when things are going well!

Dan Walker had to defend himself against Twitter whining. (Splash News)

Dan shared another image of his bandaged hand.

He added: “Thank you to the lovely staff at @SheffChildrens who are doing a brilliant job with the staff shortages at the moment.

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“The nurse who dressed her was 90 minutes into a 13 hour shift!

Twitter is weird sometimes.

“I love the NHS.”

Dan Walker defends himself

But after receiving responses regarding his comment about the length of the nurse’s shift, Dan felt he had to defend himself.

Dan’s daughter on the mend

Luckily, however, her daughter was released with a broken buckle and should be on the mend soon.

Dan, who recently joined Channel 5, shared three children – Susanna, Jessica and Joe – with his wife Sarah.

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