"Delay in transfer after heart attack"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by Resourcefulchibi (as ),
My husband had a heart attack. St Georges' Tooting had a team on standby to receive him from 7pm onwards.
An ambulance crew arrived at 7.40, about an hour wasted finding a medic and discussing how to get equipment back to East Surrey. We arrived at 8.55.
My point is the waste of time because A & E staff did not notice the ambulance team arriving and had not asked for medics originally.