Tag Archives: Ambulances

Union says lives risked as trial sees ambulances diverted from Blayney hospital

Paramedics are concerned that a month-long trial closure of the emergency department to ambulances at Blayney District Hospital could put lives at risk. The closure, initiated before Christmas, means ambulances are being diverted to either Orange or Bathurst hospitals, approximately 35 kilometres and 37 kilometres away respectively. Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes claimed the additional… Read More »

Ambulances not an A&E taxi service, NHS warned

Image copyright Getty Images An ageing fleet, high sickness rates and slow uptake of technology hampers the ability of the NHS to answer 999 calls quickly, a review says. The report produced for the regulator NHS Improvement found significant inefficiencies in England. If the problems are not addressed, it will be more difficult for ambulances… Read More »