Scottish ambulance service to carry out new response trial



A new ambulance response system to prioritise serious road crashes and cardiac arrest is to be trialled.
In less urgent cases, Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) call handlers will spend more time talking to patients to “better understand their needs and ensure they send the most appropriate resource for their condition”, the service said.
The move follows similar changes in parts of England and Wales which are said to have lead to faster response times for critically-ill patients.
Figures released last month showed the number of “high-risk” patients forced to wait more than 20 minutes... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Health, Views: 36
Source: Scotsman
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