In a letter, the head of the NHS called for ambulance queues to end in front of emergency departments and not to use ambulances as additional waiting rooms. The risks to patients are enormous, NHS Medical Director Stephen Boyce and NHS Director of Emergency Services, Pauline Philip, said in a letter relayed by PA.
The cause of the huge burden is the Corona virus epidemic
Transportation from the ambulance to the emergency room should take no more than 15 minutes. The cause of the huge burden is the coronavirus pandemic, Martin Flaherty of the Association of Emergency Service Providers said.
Emergency facilities and ambulances are also under tremendous pressure due to distance rules and staff who have to self-isolate after coming into contact with infected people. Since April, the number of ambulance waiting times has increased nearly tenfold. A total of 1.39 million people were treated in the emergency room in September – more than ever.
Two patients died because they had to wait in front of the hospital
The Worcester Inquiry has begun after a patient died while waiting in an ambulance outside the Royal Worcestershire Hospital for five hours. A woman died in Cambridge in similar circumstances.
The NHS in the West Midlands in Birmingham has raised its risk estimates for delaying a patient’s arrival to the emergency department for the first time in history. The Palestinian Authority quoted from the documents that the patient had required the care of an ambulance crew for more than 13 hours. There have been several cases in which the patient has suffered “serious damage”.
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