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Sunday 15th September 2019

Ambulance Articles


Less ambulance calls to be classed life-threatening

13th July 2017

In a shake-up of NHS services, fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed life-threatening and needing a super-fast response.

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More A&Es turning away ambulances

7th April 2017

A rise in A&Es forced to close their doors in England to ambulances due to overcrowding.

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Computer failure could have led to patient death

6th January 2017

The London Ambulance Service is investigating system failure on New Year's Day.

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Ambulance patients face long A&E waits

18th October 2016

Figures for England show thousands of patients face long delays before being seen by A&E staff.

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Private ambulance spend trebles in four years

26th May 2016

BBC research finds NHS spending on private ambulances has trebled.

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Ambulance service working on response times

4th April 2016

East Midlands Ambulance Service trust has been working with local fire and rescue services to improve ambulance response times.

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Alcohol plays part in ambulance staff assaults

15th December 2015

Research finds around two thirds of ambulance staff in Scotland are assaulted by people who are drunk.

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Monitor criticises ambulance trust

2nd November 2015

Monitor has criticised ambulance trust for NHS 111 failings.

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Emergency staff suffer alcohol-related abuse

26th October 2015

According to a report around half of ambulance staff in England experience alcohol-related violence.

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A&E departments overcrowded

19th June 2015

'Urgent concern' has been raised over risk to patients arriving by ambulance at Portsmouth.

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