Our case of the missing ambulance
health of residents at home.
Pollution and noise are a proven threat to life around Heathrow and he must not increase the risk by breaking his “No ifs, no buts, no third runway “promise. I READ with great interest your Bmail column where your writer Barbara Fisher talks about Mr F being refused an ambulance.
This happened to us, although not quite. My partner became very ill one Sunday last year, also in terrible pain.
We waited three and a half hours for an ambulance to arrive. We are elderly, in our late 70s, I was told to ring every hour! I mentioned that I had only one arm, could not move him or resuscitate him.
We finally got to Watford General, four hours later still waiting to be seen and were sent home in a cab at 1am.
Anyway my campaign worked, try this better than the ombudsman route. By co-incidence LBC Radio on the Nick Ferrari Show was doing a call in on LAS ambulance service, and top brass man at LAS was a guest on the show.
I rang in, waited, got through to this man, told him my story, no names, or even area, Nick told me to stay on the line, gave LBC permission to pass on name and address etc. Had a grovelling letter of apology the next day saying they would look into it. Which they did, another letter came again apologising. We were told that no ambulance was available here in Northwood area NW London, so crew were sent from Kent. They were very good, could not say the same for Watford General.
I also have had two brilliant phone-ins with Boris [Johnson] on Nick’s show. So as he is still Mayor of London, and gets things done, I notice he is speaking on Thursday November 26th at 7pm at The Beck Theatre Hayes.
He will I am sure sort this huge problem out of missing ambulances in North West London. If I hear those words used as an excuse, “cut backs you know” my screams will be heard as far as Uxbridge and Hayes. having the opposite effect as some drivers and motor cyclists are now treating the road as a racing, obstacle course which could easily result in accidents, and is also making parking very difficult.
Several residents have Emailed Cllrs Puddifoot and Burrows, but we have been completely ignored.
Is there anyone out there that cares about the residents that the council supposedly ‘put first’? Apparently not.