"Unacceptable waiting time"
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Cairo590 (as ),
I was very, very upset yesterday when I received an urgent call from the nursing home where my uncle is being looked after. The doctor called me letting me know my uncle’s condition needed urgent hospitalisation as he was coughing up blood. They had called for an emergency ambulance, I was at the nursing home for two hours before it arrived.
Not only was I upset that my uncle was very ill but more upset that an emergency ambulance summoned by a doctor could take so long to come. Had I known it was going to be so long I could have driven my uncle to the hospital, just a few minutes from the nursing home. How can an emergency ambulance take so long?