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Today a colleague saw a very elderly gentleman with a zimmer frame fall over backwards. An ambulance was called at 1.40pm. Concerned for his welfare she followed up and found that he was still lying on the pavement at 5.20pm.

I am finding this very hard to stomach as you would not expect the ambulance service to be overwhelmed at that time on a Thursday afternoon. If it had been late on a boozy Saturday or Friday night it might have been more understandable. Was there not one single paramedic car that could have gone to him? Suppose it had been midwinter, pouring with rain or 30ยฐ plus temperatures. I can't stop thinking about it.

Lynibis
18 days ago
What do you think of this?
Johnny
Johnny18 days ago

Good lord, that's awful. Poor fellow.

Wow. It's shocking.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9018 days ago

Very sad. I hope he finally got the help he needed in the end. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

And yes, our NHS is definitely sadly failing and is only going to get worse and worse overtime.

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angemski
angemski18 days ago

That's so sad and I can understand how you and the colleague would be deeply affected. It's not easy to wipe an image from your mind. ๐Ÿ˜ž

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Pjran
Pjran18 days ago

Gosh thatโ€™s an appalling time for the old chap to wait. The ambulance service is struggling to retain staff after abuse and some even suffer PSD. Iโ€™m still proud of our NHS.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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17 days ago

I am afraid I no longer feel pride in what is, essentially, a third world service in a country which purports to be the 5th (?) richest economy on earth.

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