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Ambulances grind to a halt at A&E in King's Lynn, Lynn News letters




Keen as I am to see all our health services improved I couldn’t help but wonder whether Dorothy Hosein had considered where she was planning to park these new vehicles as mostly they seem to be stacked outside the A and E entrance at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital waiting to disgorge their sick cargo.

Having been an almost daily visitor for the past two months I was appalled how often there were large numbers of these expensive and much-needed ambulances and their crew parked up with engines running while the occupants wait to be transferred to a bed.

It looks like chaos and must be incredibly stressful for a patient who had been rushed under blue lights to Lynn only to find the whole system grinds to a halt when the ambulance arrives at the hospital.

Paul Henry, Deputy Director of Operations Support with EEAST, explaining some of the features to Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein.
Paul Henry, Deputy Director of Operations Support with EEAST, explaining some of the features to Chief Executive Dorothy Hosein.

Obviously at this point the next person needing help out there is anxiously waiting, and waiting, and waiting for that emergency vehicle to arrive.

I’m sure Dorothy Hosein sees the new ambulances as a great ‘PR’ photo opportunity for the press. I don’t imagine she’d feel that being photographed in front of serried ranks of idle ambulances would be quite so appealing.

Steve Mackinder

Denver


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