999 and Fatal Accident Claims
The Emergency Ambulance service are causing almost 2 deaths per month for failing to get to the accident scene on time and or failures to recognised the severity of the patent’s symptoms.
In a damming acknowledgement by the Coroners in England and Wales it is reported that Coroners have had to notify the ambulance service since 2013 86 times warning them that changes have to be made to avoid possible fatal accident claims.
FORTY EIGHT WARNINGS OVER DELAYS
Of the Coroners’ warnings to the Ambulance service 48 of them related to delays in getting to the patient in a reasonable time. A former whistle blower said that the volume of reports suggest that:
‘a significant decline in ambulance safety in recent years.’ The whistle blower added ‘action is needed to rectify underfunding, related to workforce and skill mix issues…’
Coroners Duty under Fatal Accident Claims
An analysis into Regulation 28 reports on deaths by the Chief Coroner had revealed that delays were caused by slow handovers at Accident & Emergency Hospitals which findings were similar to the National Audit Office earlier this year. Further reading on delays and underfeeding of the ambulance service resulting in possible fatal accident claims please click here: Emergency Paramedics
Posted: September 20, 2017 at 8:00 am