Patients wait twice as long for ambulances when they become seriously ill at the GP, investigation finds

Patients whose GP spots symptoms of serious health problems like heart attacks and sepsis are waiting twice as long for an ambulance as those who call 999 alone, an investigation has found. After doctors revealed they have had patients “die waiting” and had critically ill newborns put at serious risk, the British Medical Association has said NHS bosses must address long waits.  While […]

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Ex-fire chief blames police for delayed response to Manchester arena bombing

THE ex-head of the fire service criticised for its delayed response to the Manchester Arena suicide bombing has blamed police for keeping them in the dark. Former chief fire officer Peter O’Reilly said firefighters arrived more than two hours after the attack because they were left in an “information vacuum” by local police. Peter O’Reilly […]

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Short-staffed ambulance service considering asking volunteers to drive its vehicles amid staffing crisis

A SHORT-staffed ambulance service is considering asking volunteers to drive its vehicles. East of England says the public could join qualified medics on some calls. PA:Press Association East of England ambulance service is considering asking volunteers to drive its vehicles Bosses may also draft in the military and other emergency services. But a senior paramedic […]

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