Ambulance Delays in Worcestershire branded as ‘unacceptable’

  • January 25, 2019
  • Concerns have been raised about the length of time ambulances are queuing at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

    MP Rachel McLean has addressed a letter to the Minister for Health and Social Care, Stephen Hammond, about the “unacceptable” conditions at Worcestershire’s hospitals.

    Recent statistics have shown that 28% of the ambulances that arrived at hospitals in Worcester, Kidderminster and Redditch during December, were ‘stuck’ outside for over 30 minutes.

    In March 2018, ambulance delays in Worcestershire were labelled ‘catastrophic’. During the first 16 days of February 2018, 215 ambulances spent more than one hour outside the hospital and ten ambulances had waited more than three hours to take patients inside.

    Inez Brown, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence from Medical Accident Group commented: “It is concerning that ambulance queuing times in Worcester are still being branded as unacceptable. Patients’ lives are continuously being put at risk and this can have a significant impact on the standard of care being provided.”

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