Monday, 19 February 2018

Ambulances stuck at A&E 'unable to respond quickly to 999 calls'

Ambulances stuck at A&E 'unable to respond quickly to 999 calls' Seriously ill patients having to wait for hours for paramedics to arrive, says NHS boss

Patients who have a stroke or heart attack are at risk of harm because so many ambulances are stuck at A&E units that they cannot respond quickly enough to 999 calls, an NHS boss has said.

The admission by a senior figure in the NHS ambulance service highlights the growing number of seriously ill patients who are having to wait for several hours – far beyond the target response time of eight minutes – for paramedics to arrive. Continue reading... The Guardian

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