Ambulance pressure: Life on the frontline



Rising demand has left ambulance services struggling to reach seriously ill and injured patients quickly enough, a BBC investigation has found. But what is it like for a paramedic on the frontline?
Audrey, 84, says she has left-side chest pain. She has called out three ambulances in the last week.
Specialist paramedic Georgette checks her chest and performs an ECG.
There's nothing wrong and it seems she simply has some muscular pain.
Her dose of codeine is upped, which should quickly fix the discomfort.
But Audrey is insistent she needs to go to hospital and as time wears on her husband... read more

 
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Source: BBC
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