Third case in two months in the city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

IT is the third case in the last two months where peo­ple with se­ri­ous in­juries were not given an im­me­di­ate am­bu­lance re­sponse.

Last month, nine-year-old Kiera Maker suf­fered a gap­ing wound to her leg, only to be told to wait for a call back from a nurse.

And in March, a girl waited an hour for an am­bu­lance af­ter suf­fer­ing a neck in­jury play­ing foot­ball.

EEAS says that many peo­ple may not be aware that calls to the ser­vice are given pri­or­i­ties by highly-trained call op­er­a­tors.

Red 1 and Red 2 pa­tients are those in an im­me­di­ately life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion such as strokes.

Green 1 and Green 2 pa­tients have a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and the aim is to reach them in 30 min­utes.

Pa­tients in Green 3 and Green 4 are not thought to be in a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and will be called back.

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