Friday, 21 August 2009

Apology for fatal ambulance error

An ambulance service has apologised to the family of a Nottingham man who was refused transport to hospital shortly before dying from a heart attack.

Brenda Brewster called the emergency services when her husband Charles, 72, lay on the kitchen floor of their home in Bulwell after collapsing. But an East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) operator told her the call did not warrant a "high priority" response. Mr Brewster died last November while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Emas has admitted the call should have been given a higher priority...
Source: BBC

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