OUR LOCAL AMBULANCE HANDOVER DELAYS ARE 100% WORSE THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Twice as many patients are waiting over an hour in ambulances to be handed over at our local hospitals than across the country.
According to NHS numbers for 20th November to 4th March, at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, two in every thirty patients are waiting over an hour to be handed over from an ambulance. This is more than double the national average.
The same figures show that around one in five patients at our hospitals waited for over half an hour to be transferred.
Stuart Brady, Labour’s Candidate at the next general election in Loughborough said:
“These figures support what I have been hearing locally about ambulances. Loughborough Hospital is having to wait an unacceptably long time for ambulances because they are stuck at LRI.”
“I have been running a campaign to get to the bottom of the NHS winter crisis locally. Ambulance delays have been a key issue raised. During my public meeting in Loughborough on 20th March, one lady said that a relative had to wait eight hours for an ambulance.”
“It’s also been a big issue on the doorsteps. One first-aider told me of waits of well over an hour and a half for an ambulance to attend a casualty he was involved with.”
“These figures, and people’s stories are really important in getting to the bottom of how the NHS winter crisis is hitting our area. Many people are still having fantastic care from our dedicated NHS staff.
But these ambulance delays and other aspects of care are unacceptable.”
“That’s why I am holding further NHS Winter Crisis public meetings in Shepshed, at the Town Council Offices on the evening of the 10th April, and in Quorn on the 26th April 2018.”