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


can you see a scenario when first patient has LVF . we need 15 to 20 minutes to take histry and then write a letter and give immediate treatment. . even if ambulance come as 999, it delays surgery as it is now and some patients walk out. if we have to wait for 40 minutes for ambulance then remaining patient need to be sent home. do we have a spare room which we don't use. who monitor the patient. i can see gp's telling patient to ring for ambulance from home if quicker response is required. if they say wait for gp to asses then when does go go? AFTER 3 HOUR SURGERY? ambulances want to pass critical care to gp. if 40 minutes is enough then 3 hours is also enough. who came up with idea to pass their shortage of funding to pass it to gp?

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22 Nov 2016

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