Posts Tagged ‘Ambulances’

“NHS patients are dying in back of ambulances stuck outside hospital”

People are dying in the back of ambulances and up to 160,000 more a year are coming to harm because they are stuck outside hospitals unable to be offloade...

NHS spends £80m on private ambulances a year to meet demand, data shows

The NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls and take patients to hospital for appointments, new figures show. ...

Increase in 999 ambulance emergency calls to nine million in England

A record nine million emergency calls were made to the ambulance service in England last year, figures show. The Health and Social Care Information Cent...

Ambulance dispatch to be delayed by two minutes

NHS England is to trial giving 999 call handlers an extra two minutes to decide on whether to send out an ambulance, in light of the last two months’ ‘...

Ambulance delays “causing harm and deaths”

Patients are coming to serious harm and even dying because of ambulance delays, a paramedic whistle-blower has warned. He says 'lone-response' paramedics ...

Ambulances are “facing regular delays at A&E”

Ambulances are facing delays when they take emergency patients to hospital in England. Data provided by the 11 ambulance services showed all are experie...

Ambulances must focus on patients, says Audit Office

Ambulance services have been too focused on response times and not enough on patient care, according to the National Audit Office. A NAO report said pat...