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Ambulances routinely delaying treatment to emergency calls from GP practices


Calling 999 is now an unpleasant experience. Recently I had a patient with a suspected AAA. I was given the third degree by the ambulance control who made me repeat that the patient was conscious and breathing twice and got very cross when I said I was not going to stay with the patient. They said they would be 4 hours! I responded ok if you really want a complaint and an expensive lawsuit and probably disciplinary action. The ambulance arrived 10 minutes later. But why does I t have to be so difficult?

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05 Jan 2019

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