"Delay in ambulance"

About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance

(as a relative),

I wrote yesterday about the delay that my brother had in receiving emergency treatment. He fell from a ladder and hit his head, then got in his car but could not get out of the car because he was unable to move his leg. He called for help at 445pm, the paramedic arrived at 7pm, the ambulance arrived to take him to Gloucester hospital at 10pm! It seems that he has not broken his leg but he cannot weight bear or rotate the leg, so he is still under investigation. Imagine if he had serious injuries, a bleed on the brain or a fractured pelvis, in my opinion, the delay is absolutely dreadful. He was told that had his injury been life threatening the ambulance would arrive in 8 mins, a 2 hour + wait to be assessed is unbelievable!

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