Too much pressure?
Earlier this week Peterborough coroner Gordon Ryall asked if too much pressure was being put on paramedics after a teenager died following a football match.
Richard Shaw (14) was playing for Gunthorpe Sky when he collapsed.
Paramedics were called to the pitch, but rather than take him to hospital, they made the decision to treat him at the scene.
Paramedics treated Richard for over an hour on Sunday, March 6, giving him an ECG test that suggested he did not need immediate hospital treatment
At the inquest earlier this week, Mr Ryall said: “If the paramedics didn’t have an ECG they would have taken him to hospital. Is it asking too much of the paramedics?
“Is it reasonable to have the ambulance crew make that decision?”