First, just consider the facts!
Patients are being forced to spend more than eight hours in ambulances as overcrowded accident and emergency departments struggle to cope with increasing demand.
Eight hours!! In an ambulance, and that’s BEFORE you get admitted to the queue inside the hospital A+E. It’s all too obvious that the socialised healthcare model of the NHS is failing the most important people – the patients. If you are so unwell that you need to travel to hospital by ambulance in the first place then one assumes immediate medical treatment is required. So the revelation that some patients are being kept eight hours in the back of the very ambulance that brings them to the hospital is just one more searing indictment of the NHS system. The solution is simple. If the NHS A+E cannot provide a timely service for those in dire need, allow others to try. It’s time that the accident and emergency system was opened up to private operators and that Government fast tracked this concept. Either that, or we accept that people will die in ambulances because there is nowhere for them to go!