Scotland's Ambulance Waiting Times

The Daily Record reports that 5,500 Scots every week are waiting longer than they should for an ambulance - resulting in "unnecessary distress, harm and death".

Read the full story via the link below.


 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/leaked-report-shows-5500-scots-26635358


Leaked report shows 5,500 Scots wait longer than they should for an ambulance

The report also shockingly states no one seemed concerned that “patients were suffering unnecessary distress, harm and death ”.

Scotland is facing a crisis in its ambulance service (Image: 2018 Getty Images)

A damning internal report leaked to the Daily Record shows 5,500 patients every week are waiting longer than they should for an ambulance.

The report also shockingly states no one seemed concerned that “patients were suffering unnecessary distress, harm and death ”.

The internal Scottish Ambulance Service study reported on progress of the Short Life Working Group, which was set up to tackle waiting times.

It comes just months after the Daily Record told of increased waiting times for ambulances and highlighted the fears of unions that lives would be lost.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf (Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

We told of long delays as ambulances queued up at accident and emergency departments for hours.

The Scottish Government admitted it was not good enough and called in the Army to provide back-up and gave an additional £20million to help ease the problem.

But the report by Dr Mike Bell, strategy implementation and quality improvement manager for the SAS, wrote “no progress was made in 12 months” from November 2020 to November 2021.

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