Ambulance (Photo credit: IAmScottWebber)
This is deeply disturbing article, reported in the Telegraph. It’s a RECOMMENDED READ. Check it out!
via Patients facing eight-hour waits in ambulances outside A&E departments – Telegraph.
The article provides further evidence that the NHS is in terminal, melt-down. Patients are left in ambulances, rather than hospital A&E departments, in order improve Government statistics; meanwhile, the ambulances are increasingly unable to respond to real emergencies, so putting peoples’ lives at risk.
Obviously, this is a complex problem, with inadequate care for the elderly being one of the root causes. However, resources are being cut centrally and front-line services are suffering the most, rather than reducing waste and bureaucracy.
As I have indicated previously on this blog, for me there are two fundamental problems, and Prime Minister, David Cameron, should be held accountable. Firstly, austerity is not working effectively. Secondly, major Government departments, like the Health Service, are ineffective in getting scarce resources to front-line services. David Cameron’s Government must start some effective crisis management, in my view.