Ambulance/NHS-related deaths are a result of government policy

The problem: ambulances are delayed at hospitals because patients, who could be discharged, haven’t been.

Are the news media carrying out some kind of government propaganda job to run down the NHS and the ambulance services in a time of strikes?

Here’s a Metro report on a man who was found dead in a supermarket car park, five hours after calling for an ambulance while having a heart attack:

Martin Coleman, 54, died while waiting for an emergency response in the car park of Lidl in Taverham.

He was found in his van outside the store – just a 15-minute drive from the nearest hospital- in the early hours of July 1 last year.

At the time, the service was on ‘black alert’ due to the pressures it was facing and no ambulances were available when he called.

He was told to keep his phone line free, so did not contact friends and family.

David Allen, head of operations at EEAST, highlighted the pressures the service continues to face – despite efforts to make improvements.

He said: ‘Sometimes we can have up to 30 ambulances waiting outside the Norfolk and Norwich [hospital] at any one time.

‘There are over 400 patients across the three Norfolk hospitals who are medically fit to leave but cannot be discharged.’

He said the ambulance trust was making efforts to treat more people in the community and had been able to reduce the number needing hospital admission by 22 per cent.

The problems at the hospital – with knock-on effects on the ambulance service – are due to political decisions not to provide adequate funding for staff and beds.

Here’s Noam Chomsky to explain:

Expect more stories like this.

Source: Taverham: Lidl shopper died in the car park five hours after calling 999 mid-heart attack | UK News | Metro News

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2 thoughts on “Ambulance/NHS-related deaths are a result of government policy

  1. Debbie Wiles

    I lost count of the number of people who told me the failing NHS is the fault of NHS staff, and denied the lack of funding. I’m just one of millions who love the NHS for what the staff do when they can.

  2. flttymartyn

    It does seem to me that the tories want to kill as many people as possible, so they can take our pensions, plus they want the NHS to collapse for personal gain, and to let the US private health providers to just walk in and take over. When that happens, only those with money will be able to see a doctor, afford medication, afford an ambulance,visit hospital, have a life saving operation……

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