Stroke And Heart Attack Patients Wait 1 Hour For Ambulances

The BBC report that they have seen statistics which show that patients needing lifesaving treatment are being denied prompt transfer to hospital.  The statistics relate to the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, which serves Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The figures are said to have shown that in 2010/2011 there were 351 patients requiring time critical treatment for heart attack or stroke who waited for more than an hour for an ambulance to arrive.

As specialist medical negligence solicitors, Gadsby Wicks have acted for patients and their families in many cases where a delay in treating the victim of a heart attack or a stroke has led to the patient suffering disability or, in some cases, dying.

If you or a member of your family has been the victim of medical negligence, we may be able to help.  To find out whether we can help, call us on 0800 321 3112, or complete our contact form and a member of our team will call you.

Posted 7th October 2011 | Posted in News,Uncategorised