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GPs to wait 40 minutes for ambulances for critically ill patients under new trial

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Apart from the harm to the patient, what is a GP meant to do with 4 other patients whilst awaiting ambulance? I assume in Yorkshire, neighborly love is so good we can stick a ill patient in the waiting room and other patients there could look after him whilst we crack on with our surgery? Or we might tell all waiting patients to turn up at AED instead because we will be sitting in our room for next 40min whilst the ambulance is on it's way? It's seriously wrong when it's quicker to call a taxi then to wait for an ambulacne

Posted date

21 Nov 2016

Posted time

6:01pm

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