I’m going to die, said girl after medics went to wrong address

In The Times 5th February a report on Ambulance problems: I’m going to die, said girl after medics went to wrong address

A mother has described the chaos that surrounded her daughter’s death from an asthma attack after an ambulance went to the wrong address.

Elouise Keeling, 14, collapsed with breathing problems during an Air Cadets sports day at RAF Brampton near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, on June 25 last year. An ambulance was called at 7.44pm but was sent to RAF Wyton, ten miles away, by mistake and did not arrive at the right place until 8.03pm…..

Distance from Hospital is a relevant factor, and if ambulances go to the wrong place that makes survival chances worse for any condition…

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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