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Aug 2018

Nine extra minutes taken to transfer patients by ambulance in areas where emergency departments have been downgraded or shut down

In a bid to cut NHS costs, several A&E departments have been downgraded or closed, meaning that patients are spending an extra nine minutes on average to travel to emergency departments in those areas. The new research, which follows a study published in Health Services and Delivery Research, says the NHS cut backs are causing…

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Nov 2016

Rising demand leaves ambulance service at breaking point

An investigation by the BBC has found that paramedics are struggling to get to seriously injured and ill patients fast enough, with only one of the UK’s 13 ambulance services meeting its target. Pressure on the system and rising demand are being blamed for the crisis, with the situation so critical that it is not…

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